I Dreamt Under the Water The quality of photography by Hormoz stands out, His direction a match for the full bodied story co-written by Philippe Arrizabalaga. Hubert Benhamdine the main protagonist is on cam prob 98% of the film, uncompromising, honest and that ends my review - there’s not too much ..I want to give away [sure to shock some]..simple story well executed, get the dvd.
Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Cyril Collard wrote, directed and starred in the film and won a Best First Film at the Césars in 1993. One of four Césars. What a year. Cyril’s everything saturates the film, he and Romane Bohringer stand out. It won Césars in Best Film, Best First Film, Best Film Editing, and Best Female Newcomer – Romane Bohringer. Cyril singing Là-bas (down there).
Cyril died three days prior to the Césars cermony in 1993. More on wikipedia.
Aussente/ Absent tells the story of a kid and one of his teachers. Not what that sentence immediately suggests [these days?].
Another great South American and Argentinian film, I think many of my straight pals would remark favourably on it post view, It’s basically a three piece, in that of a strong direction and two (in the main great, though there are more than two actors in the movie) actors. The director Marco Berger[and below) also wrote it and his two fine actors, Carlos Echevarría who plays coach Sebastián and Javier De Pietro as Martin put in faultless acting. Marco elicted equally fine performances in his previous movie, Plan B.
The photo in this post is suggestive, as is the film, though you would be incorrect in what assumption. Watch the movie and you'll understand...and in all likelihood will want to watch it again. Marco Berger also directed Plan B, another sublime película that I highly recommend and will post a review of.
#Marco Berger @MarcoBergerCine
Dear Vimeo stop having such great shorts. I need not be tempted to post anymore than I really have to So, Man at the Counter is a story about life, love, and sugar packets. (Have hankies on hand.) Quality acting from Ian Hyland, Bill McHugh and Tom (Yummy) Everett Scott. Brian McAllister’s beautifully interpretation of Rebecca Sue Haber’s poetic script. Photo (c) philhaber.com Director: Brian McAllister pictured above with actors (l) Ian and (r) Bill. Screenplay by: Rebecca Sue Haber Producer: Robert Cammisa Director of Photography: Dennis Donovan Music: Jarkko Hietanen Executive Producer: Jim Mayzi The Man at the Counter from Brian McAllister. #Brian McAllister Tweets by @brianmcall
A wonderful piece of film from the New Zealand Film Commission. Simply a must watch.The Directors – Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland pictured below Writer – Louis Sutherland Producer – Wendy Cuthbe The Six Dollar Fifty Man is the story of an eight-year-old boy compelled to emerge from his make believe world after being bullied. It claimed the Jury Prize at Cannes and lots of Ors.
So, a movie set in Buenos Aires. If you are familiar to the pre 2013 aindreas.com you know this is kinda a repost. I plan on doing more of same of my favourites. Apartment Zero is one I only saw recently. Does Buenos Aires well, reminds me of Colm Tóibín‘s The Story of the Night: A Novel. A brilliantly atmospheric novel. Colm s book is also set in Argentina, though in a time a little earlier, in the time of the General, a time when the streets were empty at night, and people trained themselves not to see. It makes for a great companion piece to the movie and will stay longer after I reckon.
Alors que Buenos Aires sort de la dictature, Adrian Leduc, jeune dandy couvert de dettes, est contraint de partager son appartement avec un autre locataire. Il s’agit du charmant Jack Carney très vite apprécié des autres locataires, à la différence d’Adrian. Leur relation ambiguë va peu à peu se transformer en amitié, Interesting movie that passed me by on it’s original release – I lived in Paris at the time which might explain it. Great story, Hart Bochner is stunning [exhibit one below]. In a previous post about this movie [which didn't survive my blitzing of pre 2013 content,] a commenter* was equally praising of the writers behind the script. It deserves a stage production. Is made for theatre in my estimation, and would love to see other folks bring their interpretation to the characters. For me the story just shies away a bit on some of the [non-]relationship at the centre and the brutal crescendo between the two main characters played by Hart and Colin Firth. But maybe that’s just how a tale of psychopathic’ nature is? Directed and co written by Martin Donovan, and co-written by David Koepp. Mr. Donovan is a protege of the great Luchino Visconti *.
Leo’s Room ( El cuarto de Leo), a movie for your classic gay film library.
Leo runs into Caro, a childhood school friend. The casual re-encounter is observed as are other interludes in Leo’s life in the city, and I guess you could say he stands at a cross roads. Directed by Uruguayan, a fine debutant Enrique Buchichio, with this his first film impressed no less than Variety), he shows a thoughful calm observant eye for Martín Rodríguez as Leo.
Actor Martín Rodríguez & Director Enrique Buchichio at the San Sebastian Festival in 2009.
I live in Dublin, quiet close to the city centre in a cottage that is roughly a hundred and ten years old. It’s gone through a few renovations in that time, though not as many as I would expect. I want to renovate it. Photo (c) Australian Design Awards of Atticus & Milo for Huntingtower wining entry way back in 2012. I like the height, drawers (in my mind they’re drawers) and shelves.
Besides, my house is tiny, think small apartment size. So I have been looking into renovating a la Tokyo or Dutch style. Am not a fan of Dutch tiny hotel rooms, though like their ability to not go conventional but to go practical in design. This Bauhaus peut-être thinking is even evident in Ireland, my bro has an apartment in a converted convent complex that Dutch city planners decided to copy cm by cm. The bonus about a house versus an apartment renovation is I can play with height. I plan on excavating downwards. The vimeo below is super exciting, love his use of the two hidden single beds, the wc/ shower, but mostly am excited about how he got it off the ground. He ran a crowdsouce competition on designing the apartment, won by two Romanian students. Exciting times ahead!
Related aindreas post: Interactive Stretchy Wall
Did I mention I rate James Franco, or rather Jamie. It’s his movie titles. Interior. Leather. Bar is Jamie & Val Lauren‘s second film [preciously having worked on Sal] Pic: of Val Lauren (c) interiorleatherbar “In order to avoid an X rating, 40 minutes of gay S&M footage was rumored to be cut and destroyed from the 1980 film, “Cruising.” Inspired by the mythology of this controversial film, filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews collaborate to imagine their own lost footage. Amid the backdrop of a frenzied film set actor Val Lauren reluctantly agrees to take the lead in the film. Val is repeatedly forced to negotiate his boundaries during scenes on and “off camera,” as unsimulated gay sex happens around him. The film itself is constructed as a play with boundaries remaining queer in subject and form. As much a film about filmmaking as it is about an exploration of sexual and creative freedom, “Interior. Leather Bar.” defies easy categorization.” ref press notes interiorleatherbar
two three films on show at Sundance 2012: Kink, and Interior. Leather. Bar & acts in Lovelace. I can see kids doing a thesis on what his (two produced) ones mean. Anyhow, to me it means two more interesting quirks from the ride that is Jamie Franco. I’ll call him Jamie as I’ve being writing up on ole Jamie forever. More than forever. Like it must be two years. I think his next project should be to go back and give us a hyper homoerotic Spiderman.
Photo: (c) Kinkdoc, Ricky Cole Jamie & Co.[director Christina Voro & Ian Olds], lift the “curtain on the fetish empire of Kink.com, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM content.” I now know what BDSM is. Bloody heck, if you’ve gonna ever watch a film or documentary on it’s largest producer… still I don’t get it. But since the early days of film, much drivel and worse guises as entertainment. I’m open to a doc on bdsm in that at least it’s not pretending to be anything else, you get what it says on the tin by the looks of it.
“In kink, we discover not only a fascinating and often misunderstood subculture, but also, in a career far from the mainstream, a group of intelligent, charismatic, and driven people who really, truly love what they do.”