For those that missed the first and second set, be sure not to miss round three of the of the 19th Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival kicking off on Friday 19th of October and running till Sunday the 28th at the Nu Metro cinemas at the V&A Waterfront.
The 3/3 festival opens with Vito, a Jeffrey Schwarz’s biodoc on Vito Russo a leading gay activist, film scholar and author of “The Celluloid Closet” a real show stopper! Intros to each film include a variety of short films from South Africa, Brazil, Morocco/UAE, UK, USA and Kenya.
This set of the festival also sees two international guest appearances… Director Guy Lee Thys will present his film Mixed Kebab about a Belgian / Turkish Muslim – a satisfying, sexy romance that never belittles the dilemmas facing the unwilling hero of the piece. And Eldar Rapaport will present his award winning film August, set in LA. Troy returns and looks up his ex… it’s a thought-provoking and contemporary film dealing with (in)fidelity.
For more info on the festival, including tickets check out the Out in Africa Film Festival website.
Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 3/3 features:
- Gigola – Laure Charpentier’s melodrama of Paris in the 60s. Gigola is a woman for hire to older, rich women. Pulpy, racy, delightfully camp, capturing the seediness of the Parisian underworld.
- Bear City 2: The Proposal – A good-humoured, guilt-free, well-packaged celebration of man love. Not to be missed.
- Elliot Loves – a skilful shift between the boy in the making, and his twenty-something result.. Delightful and charming, with extraordinary performances from the two Elliots.
- Margarita – Directed by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert. Margarita, a live-in nanny, is hotly romancing with student lawyer Jane. But then she’s fired and a series of mishaps leads to deportation. A funny lesbian tale neatly wrapped up in other contemporary issues. Glorious swaying latina rhythms warm up snowy Toronto.
- Our Paradise directed by Gaël Morel – A tour round the pathetic and peculiar of Paris, hot on the hustler heels of murderous Vassilli. Superb performances from Stéfane Rideau (Wild Reeds) and Béatrice Dalle (Betty Blue).
- The Sex of the Angels directed by Xavier Villaverde is a provocative scenario of where a love triangle might go.. given the willingness of the driehoek. The backdrop and music are very Barcelona. Sexy and fun.