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Fairytale of Kathmandu

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  Director Neass Ni Chianain first encountered legendary Irish Poet Cathal O Searcaigh as a student in awe of him. Years later, the two are now friends and the poet invites her to accompany him on his annual three month visit to Nepal, which he considers his spiritual home.   O Searcaigh, a middle aged openly gay man, … Continue reading




Comme Les Autres aka Baby Love

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  This excellent ‘comedy of manners’ movie set in Paris is about Manu, a Pediatrician in his mid 40’s with a very successful life, who desperately wants to be a Dad even though his determination causes him to break up with his longstanding partner Philippe a Lawyer who has no paternal instincts at all. Like Florida, … Continue reading




Beauty aka Skoonheid

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  Francois is one of the unhappiest self-loathing closeted gay men we have ever seen on film.  He’s a middle-aged South African who is first seen celebrating his daughter’s wedding in what appears to be a happy family. He is cold and matter of fact with his wife,  but that almost seemed like a natural … Continue reading



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