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FILM. ‘Esteros’ Is The Must-See Foreign Film Of The Year.

Esteros_Papu_Curotto_outplayfilms_09.jpgEsteros,’ by director Papu Curotto has been making the rounds this year and to great reception. And after watching the trailer, the Spanish language film ‘Esteros’ is now on my radar.

esteros“Matías and Jerónimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening. Matías’s father breaks up their relationship by accepting a job very far away. Family’s contempt against homosexuality brings Matías to deny his friend and himself. More than ten years later, Matías returns to his old town for carnival with his girlfriend. He unexpectedly runs into Jerónimo… Feelings will slowly reappear and will reach a climax, but at what price?”

Showing at the upcoming MiFo Film Festival. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!

MiFo Film Festival. (October 7 – 16). Fort Lauderdale, Florida. mifoflim.com


SEE THAT. The Way He Looks.

The Way He Looks

Based on the 2010 award winning short, “The Way He Looks,” is the feature length Brazilian film.

“Blind high school student Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) is searching for independence, respect and happiness. Enter new student Gabriel (Fabio Audi), who needs friends himself and finds a kindred spirit in Leo. But adolescence is seldom simple and soon friendships, peer pressure and attraction become to complicate everyone’s lives. ”

The film is screening at almost every LGBT festival and is a must see. Portuguese with English subtitles. Watch the trailer and see the list of festivals screening the film in October below.

Portland Queer Film Festival. (October 3 – 9). Portland, Oregon. pdxqueerfilm.com

Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. (October 3 – 11). Tampa, Florida. tiglff.com

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. (October 9 – 19). Seattle, Washington. threedollarbillcinema.org

ImageOut The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival. (October 10 – 19). Rochester, New York. imageout.org

Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (October 10 – 12 & 16 – 19). Fort Lauderdale, Florida. flglff.com

Dayton LGBT Film Festival. (October 10 – 12). Dayton, Ohio. daytonlgbt.com

Your Normal LGBT Film Festival. (October 15 – 19). Normal, Illinois. yournormalfilmfest.com

Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival. (October 16 – 26). Milwaukee, Minnesota. http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/film/lgbtfilmfestival/

Louisville LGBT Film Festival. (October 17 – 19). Louisville, Kentucky. louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com