петък, 29 октомври 2010 г.
Incest, Crime, Ghosts, Robert Pattinson: Gay Movies from South America / Spain at image+nation
image+nation 2010 – Montreal's Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: UNDERTOW, LE FIL
"In response to the cinematic watershed of LGBT-themed films from South America and Spain in the past year," explains the image+nation press release, the 2010 edition of Montreal's LGBT film festival will present “Mundo Hispanico.”
Countries represented in "Mundo Hispanico" are Spain, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil — where people speak Portuguese, not Spanish.
But hey, were I a Brazilian filmmaker I'd be happy to have my movie included in any film festival sidebar, be it Mundo Hispanico, Mundo Mongolico, or Mondo Cane. If people showed up to check out my movie, that'd be all I'd care about. (How about "Mundo Ibérico" for next time, which could then include some Portuguese cinematic efforts as well?)
In addition to opening-night film, the supernatural love story Undertow (Peru), "Mundo Hispanico" will feature, among others, Aluízio Abranches’ controversial incest-themed Do Começo ao Fim / From Beginning to End (Brazil), about two hunky brothers in love; Lucía Puenzo's El niño pez / The Fish Child (Argentina), about two lesbian lovers who resort to crime; and Paul Morrison's Little Ashes (Spain), an English-language drama featuring Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali.