19 Jan Travel the world with these queer European films
European adventures have been sorely lacking over the past few years, and these queer European films will help you experience these cultures from the comfort of a cinema or your own home (with our On Demand selection).
Film has always served well as a window into other places, lives and cultures. Plus the added convenience of not having to actually travel!
The Mardi Gras Film Festival this year has a selection of short and feature films from 37 countries around the world. Below are some of the choice European films from the program.
Ma Belle, My Beauty – When former polyamorous lovers are reunited in the South of France, desires and disappointments are rekindled as the characters tackle the past, present and future of their relationship.
Check out an interview with director, Marion Hill here.
Mascarpone – It’s hard to beat the Italians for adding the sexy to some self-discovery! When Antonio’s marriage suddenly ends, he embarks on a journey of sex and self-discovery. With a rather delicious cast, this gentle Italian drama not only provides some eye candy, but a satisfying story about creating the recipe for your own happiness.
Boy Meets Boy – A beguiling romantic drama in which two attractive young men spend a single day getting to know each other in the hazy Berlin summer. Guaranteed to please incurable romantics!
Poppy Field – In Eugen Jebeleanu’s directorial debut, Cristi is a Romanian police officer that is struggling to negotiate his sexuality with his working life in a hypermasculine environment. Winner of several festival awards worldwide, Poppy Field is an exciting new entry into the Romanian New Wave.
Sediments – The Spanish transgender women in this doco are strong and powerful, but it doesn’t shy away from showing their struggles with their identities and sometimes one another. A thought-provoking, moving and inspiring piece.