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August, Uganda And Kathleen Turner At The 27th Torino GLBT Film Festival

Hailed as the oldest gay-themed film festival in Europe, the Torino GLBT Film Festival launches today in Northern Italy and runs through April 25, with a slew of international gay flicks, parties, a performance by Italian singer Arisa and the premiere of a 3-D version of Swan Lake directed by Matthew Bourne.

Also showing at Tribeca this month, the American romantic drama Keep the Lights On, by filmmaker Ira Sachs (Married Life), is in competition for Best Feature—as are Eldar Rapaport’s August (above) about former lovers who unexpectedly reunite after several years, and the Israeli drama Melting Away, about a trans woman trying to repair her broken relationship with her homophobic, cancer-ridden father.

Katherine Fairfax Wright’s documentary Call Me Kuchu focuses on the violent homophobia running rampant in Uganda and spotlights David Kato, who—before his tragic death in 2011—fought against the infamous “Kill the Gays.” Kuchu won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival.

Torino is hosting the world premiere of Verde Verde, a controversial thriller and the first gay film produced in Cuba since 1993′s Strawberry & Chocolate. Revealing the fatal attraction between two men, director Enrique Pineda Barnet openly references Fassbinder’s Querelle and its “dreamlike, sensual, claustrophobic atmosphere.”

On a lighter note, Kathleen Turner (above) stars in The Perfect Family as a devoted wife and mother who, upon learning of her nomination for Catholic of the Year,  desperately starts hiding her family’s “flaws”—including her lesbian daughter’s pregnancy.. Directed by Anne Renton and co-tarring Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel and out actor Richard Chamberlain, Family returns Turner to the comedic side she so deliciously mastered in John Water’s Serial Mom.

 

Photos: Wolf Video, Oana Marian/Courtesy Variance Films/The Perfect Family LLC

By:           Matt Dalton
On:           Apr 19, 2012
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  • 3 Comments
    • Franco
      Franco

      I love Kathleen Turner. It’s really sad how she’s been crippled by painful arthritis all these years. I’m happy she’s still working when she can.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mel p
      mel p

      Not sure who’s hailing Torino, but they’re wrong. The oldest gay/lesbian film festival in Europe is Ljubljana’s. I think it’s worthy of mention because, hey, it’s Ljubljana! They are 28 this year – beating Turin by a year, and London by two. Katherine Fairfax Wright’s directing partner, Malika Zouhali-Worrall also deserves a credit.

      Not sure why The Perfect Family hasn’t had more of a run in the USA yet – look for it at your local LGBTQ film festival this year. It’s really terrific, and not just because of Kathleen Turner.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rooney
      Rooney

      Watched Serial Mom again the other day, so glad there’s more of Kathleen Turner. Anyway: KATHLEEN TURNER!

      Apr 20, 2012 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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