This February, World Movies is bringing you a week of film in partnership with Sydney Mardi Gras and Queer Screen. In the week leading up to the biggest weekend in the gay calendar, we’re screening six thought-provoking and sexy films.
Circumstance (Iran, 2011) Monday 25 February 8.30pm
In Iran’s underground art scene two teenage girls, Atafeh and Shireen, experiment with their sexuality. But the strict government, and Atafeh’s brutish brother, threaten to tear apart their blossoming relationship.
Weekend (UK, 2011) Tuesday 26 February 8.30pm
This romantic drama explores what can happen in the space of one weekend. Russell meets Glen late one Friday night in a club, and they end up spending the entire weekend together. Glen is set to leave Birmingham and move to the US permanently on Sunday night – but as his departure draws closer their relationship grows more passionate and intimate.
Mala Noche (USA, 1986) Wednesday 27 February 8.30pm
Based on a biographical novel by poet Walt Curtis, Gus Van Sant’s raw and personal debut film explores a man’s unrequited love for a Mexican teen pitched on the edge of physical and emotional darkness.
A Single Man (USA, 2009) Thursday 28 February 8.30pm
Torn apart by the death of his long-time lover, college professor George Falconer (Colin Firth) experiences the most transformative day of his life. A Single Man is the award-winning directorial debut of Tom Ford.
I Killed My Mother (Canada, 2009) Friday 1 March 8.30pm
Hubert Minel hates his mother. At sixteen-years-old he is
drifting through the mysteries of adolescence – from artistic
discoveries to illicit experiences and sexual experimentation – the last thing he needs is a nagging mother. This groundbreaking look at mother-son relationships won Xavier Dolan, the writer, director and star, international acclaim.
Loose Cannons (Italy, 2010) Saturday 2 March 8.30pm
This Italian comedy follows the exploits of Tomasso, who has grown up with his conservative pasta-making family whilst hiding a big secret. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies and lives with his boyfriend, Tomasso plans to come out to his family. But his plans are ruined when his elder brother announces he is gay, causing his father to be admitted to hospital.