Review: North Sea Texas (2011)

Pim (Jelle Florizoone), a courteous dreamer, lives in a quaint Belgian town with his sexually promiscuous mother, Yvette (Eva Van Der Gucht), and her foolish boyfriend, Etienne (Luk Wyns). Feeling contained by his surroundings, Pim starts to fantasise about what life must be like outside his towns limited offerings and about a possible relationship with handsome boy-next-door Gino (Mathias Vergels).

Crafted out of a delicacy and honesty towards emphasising the fragility of an adolescent’s existence and their wide-eyed imagination, North Sea Texas bears Continue reading “Review: North Sea Texas (2011)”

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Peccadillo Pictures Acquires The Arrival Of Wang, Leave It On The Floor & More For U.K. Distribution

Peccadillo Pictures, the leading distributor of art house, gay and lesbian, independent and world cinema, have acquired the U.K. rights to five new films: Leave It On The Floor, Riot Girls, Kuma, The Arrival Of Wang and The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mum.

Tom Abell, head of acquisitions, said of the films, “these titles display a diverse range of film-making which signifies yet another direction for Peccadillo Pictures in 2012. We’re proud to be adding these films to our slate and feel they represent Continue reading “Peccadillo Pictures Acquires The Arrival Of Wang, Leave It On The Floor & More For U.K. Distribution”

North Sea Texas Promises A Sweet Coming-Of-Age Comedy Drama

As a huge fan of Peccadillo Pictures (the studio responsible for releasing Tomboy and Weekend in the U.K.), it was only natural for me to preview their latest film, North Sea Texas, on Centrefolds & Empty Screens.

Marking the directorial debut of Belgian filmmaker Bavo Defurne, North Sea Texas, co-written by Derfune and producer Yves Verbraeken, centers on a teenage boy’s (Jelle Florizoone) search for his identity and sexuality as he becomes obsessed with the boy next door (Mathias Vergels).

It may sound like a plot that’s been attempted over and over again, but Continue reading “North Sea Texas Promises A Sweet Coming-Of-Age Comedy Drama”

26th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Programme Announced

The folks over at the British Film Institute have released the official programme for the 26th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. As you can see upon exploring the online programme, the festival offers a wide variety of films, special events, shorts, archive classics, experimental and erotic works.

Kicking the proceedings off on Friday, March 23 is Cloudburst, a touching comedy drama starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker. Directed by Thom Fitzgerald, Cloudburst centers on a lesbian couple who escape their nursing Continue reading “26th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Programme Announced”