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

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

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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