Queer Cinema

Short/Feature: Breaking Fast

Short/Feature: Breaking Fast

Breaking Fast The Short: Year: 2015 | Rating: In a bizarre twist that I absolutely did not see coming, I liked the short version of Breaking Fast much better than the feature that it ended up being adapted into. The actors were much more natural; so much so, in fact, that the whole "Kal-El" bit that was cringe-worthy in the feature was actually adorably awkward here. This short, which focuses mostly on Kal and Mo's first "date," feels almost Before Sunrise (1995)-esque at times, a tone which is painfully absent from the feature; in fact, as I mention below, it lacked…
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Short/Feature: The Way He Looks

Short/Feature: The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks The Short: I Don't Want to Go Back Alone Original title: Eu Não Quero Voltar SozinhoYear: 2010 | Rating: Just as one might expect, I Don't Want to Go Back Alone is basically just a non-fleshed-out prototype for the feature-length The Way He Looks. It's fine, effective, but man, I'm not a big fan of how Leo's friends treat him sometimes. You can't just kiss a blind kid and run away, man. That is seriously uncool. Language: PortugueseGenre: Romance, DramaRuntime: 17 min.Rating: Not Rated Director: Daniel RibeiroStarring: Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fábio Audi, Nora Toledo, Júlio Machado The Feature: The…
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