Al Berto

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  This biopic from filmmaker Vicente Alves do Ó is a fictionalized and highly dramatic account of a traumatic period in the life of the gay Portuguese Poet Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares who was universally known simply as Al Berto.   It’s set in the mid-1970’s when a very young Al Berto (Ricardo Teixeira)  has just returned home to … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ queer fantasy romantic musical comedy Will O The Wisp

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  Will O The Wisp is director Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ unique queer fantasy romantic musical comedy. Both sexy and fun, prepare yourself for an unforgettable hour of craziness. We begin in the erotic year 2069. Portuguese King Alfredo (Joel Branco) is farting away on his deathbed, reminiscing about his youth as a volunteer firefighter when … Continue reading

Sunburn : a melodrama about the return of the one man everyone let get away

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  Four friends (3 male  & 1 female) escape Lisbon one sunny weekend and head to a luxurious villa in the remote countryside. This quartet with their ambiguous sexualities have  been friends for the past decade held together by a rather tenuous past. They had all been lovers of the mysterious David and when he … Continue reading

The Ornithologist

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You really need to brush up your knowledge of the Portuguese Saint Anthony of Padua to appreciate writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues’s very queer take on the legend of his life. It is both surreal and provocative and demands a great deal of of patience from its audience when it strays off on confusing tangents.  Fernando (Paul … Continue reading

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