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Queerguru reviews Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST one of the best family dramas of the year

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  Kenneth Branagh’s heart-wrenching family drama based loosely on his own childhood in the capital of Northern Ireland is a very personal account of growing up in the midst of a civil war.  Set in 1969 when Branagh was just nine years old and when the violent conflict between the  Protestant and Catholic populations was … Continue reading



A Distant Place : a finely nuanced Korean queer family drama

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  A Distant Place, the debut feature film from Korean filmmaker Kuo-Young Park, and  is a remarkable finely nuanced tale that evolved into such an exquisite film as beautiful as the stunning rural setting.  It is the first Korean queer film that I have ever seen and I have to confess although I was unsure … Continue reading



Out Of Time : a family dealing with a 11 year olds transitioning

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  Brit queer filmmaker Leon Lopez’s  chose a gritty melodrama to direct for his  sophomore feature film. Until recently Lopez was best known for acting in major UK Soaps like Eastenders and  Hollyoaks , the latter he went on to direct.  His portfolio since then has included some excellent queer shorts such as ‘Crossroad‘ ‘Circles‘ … Continue reading



The Invisible Thread : when an Italian gay family break up turns melodramatic

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  There are many different ways to tell the story of a family drama, and with this particular Italian one, they just shouted it.  This intriguing same-sex fathers and son tale with its ground-breaking scenario sadly overwhelmed its potential subtle family dynamics by unnecessarily making every single step such a melodrama. Simone (Francesco Scianna)  and … Continue reading



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