The 14th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival ended on Tuesday. Well, technically for me it ended Wednesday at 01:00 since K. and I closed the closing night party in the wee hours. Here are some of the films worth checking out if you missed them:
- Affinity — British bodice-ripping Lesbian medium period piece is an early fest guilty pleasure. Fun for all!
- Clandestinos — Thanks, Spain, for a fun, quirky, slightly creepy guilty pleasure. Transcends a few really awkward moments.
- Ciao — Deliberate, well-told character study & rare case of well-directed slow pacing. Nuanced, old-fashioned indie.
- Fashion Victims — So-German fashion farce where Father knows worst. Consistently funny, quirky, and sweet–but in a good way.
- Mulligans — Nicely shot kinder-gentler gay indie love child of AmericanBeauty, OrdinaryPeople, and LittleMissSunshine.
- The Houseboy — Works it with a dark story, good lead, and racy scenes–high marks from me indeed for a film set at xmas time.
- The Lost Coast — A moody, deliberate nocturnal journey that snared me (but few others) with story, visuals, and atmosphere.