細佬唔見咗    2 Minutes Later
Date: 24-11-2007 (Sat) Time: 19:20 Venue: Palace IFC
 
Date: 29-11-2007 (Thu) Time: 20:00 Venue: Palace IFC
美國 USA / 2007 / 彩色Color / Video / 78min
英語對白,無字幕 In English with no Subtitles
導演 Dir: Robert Gaston
主演 Cast: Jessica Graham, Michael Molina, Peter Stickles

 

同志猛男遇上全城最 hot 最 butch 的女同志私家偵探,為的就是調查城中撲朔迷離的失蹤案。失蹤者 Kyle 專門攝影情色人體照片,而當他無緣無故失蹤後,和他長得一模一樣的雙生兒哥哥 Michael 便決意要假扮他,與女同志偵探 Abigail 聯手調查。怎料在過程中,Michael 卻發現弟弟原來是經常得罪人多稱呼人少,仇家遍佈全城,令他們苦無頭緒。猛男烈女雙雙出動,妙語連珠抵死啜核,打死罷就的同仇敵愾,男女同志的相濡以沫,再加上令人心跳加速的肢體誘惑,絕對讓人無法抵擋。而 Jessica Graham 飾演的豪氣女同志則令人眼前一亮,魅力盡顯。

The queer pleasures are endless in this entertaining Philadelphia-based thriller by Robert Gaston (Open Cam). Abigail, the hottest femme-dyke private eye in Pennsylvania, teams up with macho gay guy Michael to investigate the vanishing of Michael’s twin brother Kyle, a photographer specializing in erotic portraits.

When Michael poses as Kyle, his brother’s reputation as an abusive creep soon becomes apparent, bringing forth a large group of enemies, any of whom might be responsible for his disappearance. Amid the suspense, the one-liners, and abundance of full-frontal male nudity is a unique, refreshing relationship between a gay man and a lesbian (foxy Jessica Graham as Abigail is the true find of the film). Clever, pulpy and fun, 2 Minutes Later successfully keeps audiences riveted, laughing, and definitely turned on.



戰火危情泡泡男 The Bubble (Buah, Ha- )
Date: 24-11-2007 (Sat) Time: 17:30 Venue: AMC Festival Walk
 
Date: 30-11-2007 (Fri) Time: 21:50 Venue: Palace IFC
以色列 Israel / 2007 / 彩色 Color / 35mm / 117min
英語 / 希伯來語/ 阿拉伯語對白,英文字幕
In English / Hebrew / Arabic with English Subtitles
導演 Dir: Eytan Fox
主演 Cast: Ohad Knoller, Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid, Daniela Virtze

 

愛情本來無分疆界,但如果一對戀人中一個是以色列人,一個是巴勒斯坦人,那就只能嘆句天意弄人。踏實青年 Noam 剛從後備役中完成執勤,在巴勒斯坦人自治區邊界巧遇巴勒斯坦籍的 Asharf,二人一見如故,再見即合。Asharf 更決意到特拉維夫展開新生活,順便與 Noam 雙宿雙棲,只是種族之間的矛盾和動蕩的政局,卻令一對戀人愛得痛苦,更令他們要承受無奈分隔的命運。以色列導演 Eytan Fox 繼《再見哥哥》及《Walk on Water》後,再度闖入以色列同志的情感世界,側寫以色列社會及政局的種種不安。本片更在今年的柏林影展中獲得 CICAE 獎。

Israeli director Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger) works his magic in this critically acclaimed take on star-crossed lovers. It’s hard to believe that anyone could live in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and be living in oblivious bliss in their little ‘bubble’, but the affluent and liberal lifestyle of three Israeli roommates in Tel Aviv seems to allow them this luxury.
Brooding music lover Noam (Ohad Knoller) has a chance encounter with an intense and smoldering Palestinian, Ashraf (Yousef Sweid) at a checkpoint when he served in the army. When Ashraf shows up at the door of their apartment one day, Noam, and his roommates’ lives, are changed forever.
What follows is a breathtaking cinematic experience that is unpredictably funny, explosively erotic and heartbreakingly tragic. Fox once again produces a beautiful film that, at its heart, is a work of truth and dignity that ponders a terrible conflict with seemingly no end in sight.



東區情郎 East Side Story
Date: 24-11-2007 (Thu) Time: 22:10 Venue: Palace IFC
 
Date: 25-11-2007 (Fri) Time: 18:10 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
 
Date: 28-11-2007 (Fri) Time: 21:30 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
美國 USA / 2006 / 彩色 Color / Video / 88min
英語對白,無字幕 In English with no Subtitles
導演 Dir: Carlos Portugal
主演 Cast: Luis Accinelli, René Alvarado, David Berón

洛杉磯東部小社區,墨西哥移民家庭自成一角。Diego和祖母一起經營墨西哥餐館,生活風平浪靜,唯一樂趣就是與地產代理發展地下情,冷不防一對白人同志伴侶初來報到,令 Diego 的刻板生活掀起情感風浪。白人和墨西哥移民的互相諒解、同志關係中的複雜愛情三角錯、傳統家庭價值和同志身份的矛盾衝突,全在這部浪漫 feel good 愛情小品中共冶一爐。一眾拉丁型男使盡渾身解數,保證令你甜到漏油。

The East Los Angeles Latino neighbourhood is proving too much to handle for closeted Diego (Rene Alvarado), who is living a double-life as the good grandson by working at his grandmother’s family restaurant, while maintaining a secret relationship with the equally closeted Pablo (David Beron).
Diego dreams of escaping the conservative trappings around him and opening up his own restaurant with his lover. However, Pablo has other ideas of his own - and starts dating Diego’s vivacious Aunt Bianca! When white gay men start to invade the neighbourhood, Diego is immediately drawn to Wesley, forcing everyone in this entangled web of relationships to re-examine their lives and positions.
A charming and sexy audience favourite at gay festivals around the world, Carlos Portugal’s debut is an assured feature that offers both insight and entertainment in equally healthy doses.


抱緊眼前人 Holding Trevor
Date: 26-11-2007 (Mon) Time: 19:45 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
 
Date: 2-12-2007 (Sun) Time: 21:40 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
美國 USA / 2007 / 彩色 Color / Video / 88min
英語對白,無字幕 In English with no Subtitles
導演 Dir: Rosser Goodman
主演 Cast: Jay Brannan, Brent Gorski, Melissa Searing

都是毒品惹的禍。因為毒品,令 Trevor 和 Darrell 這對怨侶感情更見危機。Darrell 的一次 overdose,讓 Trevor 痛定思痛,決意斬斷孽緣重新振作。「基」緣巧合之下, Trevor 認識了年輕有為的實習醫生 Ephram ,更和他一拍即合,怎料大好緣份卻因 Darrell 重新介入以再起波瀾,令 Trevor 陷入痛苦深淵。本片編劇 Brent Gorski 親身上陣演繹 Trevor 一角,才貌雙全,帶領觀眾體驗男色憂鬱。

Trevor (Brent Gorski) wants to call it off with his junkie boyfriend Darrell but just can’t seem to let go. Trevor, as best friend and lover, feels responsible to help Darrell through yet another attempt at sobriety. His friends, sex-addict Jake (Shortbus’ Jay Brannan) and fag hag party-girl, Andie are running out of patience with Trevor and his dead end relationship.
When the aimless Trevor meets Ephram, a gorgeous and emotionally together doctor, he finally breaks it off with Darrell. Everything starts to look brighter but when Jake decides he needs an HIV test and drags Trevor and Andie with him the story takes a turn that will affect all their lives. To further complicate matters, Ephram decides to move to New York and wants Trevor to go with him.
Holding Trevor is a touching and affecting comedy, impressively written/acted/produced by Gorski, with a scene-stealing performance by Jay Brannan.



紅缺藍 Red Without Blue
Date: 24-11-2007 (Sat) Time: 13:00 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
 
Date: 29-11-2007 (Thu) Time: 21:30 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
美國 USA / 2007 / 彩色 Color / Video / 74min
英語對白,無字幕 In English with no Subtitles
導演 Dir: Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, Todd Sills

雙生兒真的有心靈相通這回事嗎?《紅缺藍》這部紀錄片用了三年時間,追蹤孿生兄弟 Mark Farley 和 Alex Farley 的奇特成長經歷,解開了兄弟間的微妙連結。自幼在破碎家庭成長的這對兄弟,人生方向清楚明確。修讀美術的 Mark 正在同性情路上整裝待發,而 Alex 則希望早日進行變性手術。最難得的是導演找來了雙生兒的母親現身說法,分享她對一對兒子的看法,同時也自揭與女性密友的複雜情誼。真實從來比虛構的更曲折離奇,這部紀錄片便絕對是最佳例證。

*同場加映:美國短片電影 《泳衣》14 分鐘。

Twins Mark and Alex spent their early inseparable childhood in a middle American city with their all American parents. By the time they were 14, they had come out of the closet, became addicted to drugs and attempted suicide. Red Without Blue takes us on a 3 year journey through the lives of the Farley family and their struggle to accept each other.
Both boys move to different cities. Alex reassigns his gender, becomes Clair and has to figure out if she wants to proceed with bottom surgery. Mark finds it difficult to find potential boyfriends instead of hook-ups. A visit to their hometown will bring many unresolved, festering tensions to the fore to be confronted.
Questions of gender, sexuality and acceptance are all raised in Red Without Blue, but the power of this unforgettable film rests in the filmmakers’ ability to capture the intimacy between these twins, and their extremely moving road to rekindle that twinship bond.

Preceded by Swimsuit (Dir: Lucretia Krapp, 2006, USA, 14 min), a documentary about a young person’s conflict over the desire to transition.



慾蓋弄潮 Shelter
Date: 24-11-2007 (Sat) Time: 17:50 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
 
Date: 2-12-2007 (Sun) Time: 18:00 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
美國 USA / 2007 / 彩色 Color / Video / 97min
英語對白,無字幕 In English with no Subtitles
導演 Dir: Jonah Markowitz
主演 Cast: Tina Holmes, Brad Rowe, Trevor Wright

對中途停學的藝術學校學生 Zach 來說,青春意味的是沉重和乏味。家庭的壓力、刻板的工作,都令他失去動力,只有滑浪才能令他重拾生活樂趣。蕩漾在海潮中,不但令 Zach 找回了自我,更令他遇到了心儀的陽光型男 Brad。二人的甜蜜情意,就在奔放的浪花和熾熱的驕陽下併發。烈日灼身,展現健壯身材當然是片中的指定動作;但浪花暗湧,青春的誘惑才是例不虛發的動人心箭。本片更在 Outfest 2007 影展中獲 HBO 頻道的 Outstanding First Dramatic Feature。

Winner of HBO’s Outstanding First Dramatic Feature at Outfest 2007, director/writer Jonah Markowitz’s Shelter is the story of Zach (Trevor Wright), an art school drop out struggling to balance his responsibilities with his dysfunctional family and mundane day job with his one true love; the surf.
The film hits the ground running as it tackles the thrills and spills of coming out and the life-changing ecstasy of “the first time”. Leading men Wright and absolute stand-out Brad Rowe (the older and on the rebound Shaun) share a genuine chemistry that gets pulses racing, with each exchange growing in intimacy as their affair develops.
The biggest drawcard of this tight and enjoyable drama might also be the constant presence of near-naked surfers and the breathtaking aquatic footage shot by “surf d.p.” David Warshauer!


單身破禁之路 Solos
Date: 25-11-2007 (Sun) Time: 16:00 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
 
Date: 26-11-2007 (Mon) Time: 21:30 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
新加坡 Singapore / 2007 / 彩色 Color / Video / 77min
無對白 No Dialogue
導演 Dir: Kan Lume, Zihan Loo
主演 Cast: Peishan Chiew, Guat Kian Goh, Yu Beng Lim

一個年輕小伙子、一個中年男人、再加上小伙子的母親。三顆困惑的心互相交纏,到頭來卻是剪不斷理還斷。小伙子不清楚自己是否真的愛上了中年漢,中年漢害怕小伙子離開自己,小伙子的母親因兒子與別不同而終日鬱鬱寡歡。三個失落靈魂都在自己的無間地獄裡不斷遊走,企圖解開心結。全片影像簡約沉鬱,靜止長鏡頭的運用,更令人想起擅寫都市寂寞的蔡明亮,盡現都會人心的疏離冷漠,勾勒新加坡亮麗背後的孤獨風景。

*同場加映:香港短片電影《綠城》25分鐘 ﹣一對好友對中國大戲的一次探索之旅。

A beautifully shot arthouse drama inspired by true events, Solos explores the relationships among three individuals, whose failure to connect with each other and express their feelings lead to eventual tragic consequences.
Boy (Loo Zihan) has been having a relationship with Man (Lim Yu Beng) for years. However, as Boy grows into adulthood, he drifts away from Man and wants to call it off. Man however, is hoping to settle down with his young lover. Meanwhile, Mother feels that her son has abandoned her for his lover. As the three characters fight their own demons, they create an illusion of what is haunted by the nightmares they built, their own selfishness will destroy what is most important to them.
Highly erotic, surreal and minimal, Solos is a strikingly original and controversial piece of work. Loo Zihan, the star and co-director of the film, is a true revelation.

* Preceded by Lu Cheng (Dir: Danny Cheuk, 2007, Hong Kong, 25 min). Two friends with a common love for Chinese Opera take a road trip together.




艷光舞男轉 Twilight Dancers
Date: 25-11-2007 (Sun) Time: 19:45 Venue: AMC Festival Walk
 
Date: 26-11-2007 (Mon) Time: 21:40 Venue: Palace IFC
菲律賓語 / 他加祿語對白,英文字幕
In Filipino / Tagalog with English Subtitles
導演 Dir: Mel Chionglo
主演 Cast: Tyron Perez, Cherry Pie Picache, Allen Dizon

舞男生涯從來坎坷不為外人知,如有出路的話,誰會願意身體每處任撫摸?菲律賓導演 Mel Chionglo 繼 1994 年的《夜舞男》後再譜這群另類性工作者的悲歌,刻劃聲色犬馬背後的辛酸血淚。Dwight 愛上了女大學生,希望擺脫窮困遠走他方,怎料卻被如狼似虎兼貪污的中女富商睇中,令他愈陷愈深。那邊廂的 Alfred 卻為了養妻活兒而出賣尊嚴,他們同時也發現了,一上舞台深似海,回頭已經沒有岸。在皮肉生涯背後,隱藏的是菲律賓社會的千瘡百孔,令人不勝稀噓。

Director Mel Chionglo, a stalwart of Filipino cinema, returns with the final installment of the “macho dancer” trilogy (with Midnight Dancers and Burlesque King as the first two installments). Twilight Dancers is a non-stop jaunt into the dark underbelly of organised crime, corruption and extreme poverty that sends many young, desperate Filipino men into the clutches of Manila’s “bump and grind” club scene.
Dwight (Tyron Perez) is the most lusted after dancer at a popular gay club in Manila, but he has bigger ambitions for his life and hopes to work abroad. However, the ruthless Madame Loca (the award winning Cherry Pie Picache) is hungry for a new boy-toy and will stop at nothing to derail Dwight’s plans. By sheer contrast, Alfred (Allen Dizon) is struggling to find a new place for himself in society and some legitimate work to support his burgeoning family, after he is declared over the hill and tossed aside at the age of 28.



星空下的三人舞 Vivere
Date: 28-11-2007 (Wed) Time: 19:40 Venue: AMC Festival Walk
 
Date: 30-11-2007 (Fri) Time: 19:50 Venue: Palace IFC
德國 Germany . 荷蘭 Netherlands / 2007 / 彩色 Color / 35mm / 102min
德語 / 荷蘭 / 意大利 / 英語對白,英文字幕
In German / Dutch / Italian / English with English Subtitles
導演 Dir: Angelina Maccarone
主演 Cast: Hannelore Elsner, Kim Schnitzer, Esther Zimmering

猶如同志版《巴別塔》,三個女人在同一個聖誕夜,帶來三個不一樣的角度,然而彼此又互有關連。清秀貌美的 Francesca 是位的士司機,每天駕著古老的平治為人民服務。只是今晚她要跨境到鹿特丹尋親,原因是她任性的妹妹突然跟 Band 仔男友走了。但在途中,她卻遇上一名車禍受傷的中年女人 Gerlinde。這名女子原來亦和一已婚婦人糾纏不清,唯終日以酒消愁。Francesca 不能自主地戀上她,掀起星空下最奇異的尋愛旅程...
導演 Angelina Maccarone 憑前作《掀起你的愛》贏盡讚譽,本片亦成功地在今年 Outfest 勇奪傑出藝術成就大獎。片中的攝影及燈光美得令人無法言喻,將寂寞城市的風塵夜色、和戀人們的心事重重一起凝聚在菲林上。

Angelina Maccarone, who brought us 2006 festival favourite Unveiled, returns with Vivere, another visually stunning and emotionally moving drama, played out over one eventful night.
Francesca, a cab driver in a small town, heads to Rotterdam to look for her little sister Antonietta, who suddenly takes off on Christmas Eve with her rocker boyfriend. Along the way, Francesca picks up Gerlinde, an older woman, at the scene of an accident. Gerlinde, jaded and abandoned by her lesbian lover, joins the equally lonely Francesca on the road trip. As the three women’s bring their pieces of the puzzle to the story, it brings the film to an emotional climax as the night comes full circle.
With stunning performances led by the magnificent Esther Zimmering and legendary German actress Hannelore Elsner, Vivere is a subtly affecting tale that captures the emotional state of its lonely souls, and their ultimate paths to happiness.
香港歌德學院誠意推薦 Presented by the Goethe Institut Hong Kong


女女新知 (愛上女人的女人在新加坡話你知) Women Who Love Women :
Conversations in Singapore

Date: 25-11-2007 (Sun) Time: 14:20 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
 
Date: 27-11-2007 (Tue) Time: 19:40 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
新加坡 Singapore / 2007 / 彩色Color / Video / 55min
英語對白,無字幕In English with no Subtitles
導演Dir: Lim Mayling
短片導演及演員出席 Short Film Director and Cast to attend screening

政府壓抑愈大,人民反抗愈大? 儘管新加坡的同志組織申請為法定組織多年仍未能獲批,這套紀錄片卻展示了彼邦的同志活得精彩、愛得坦然的一面。畫面沒有打格仔,聲音也沒有經過處理,三位不同年齡不同個性的同志就這樣開心又坦誠地描述在獅城的同志真實生活。三位姊妹全部早早出櫃,當然過程仍是一步一驚心 - 包括阿媽吩咐快快去睇心理醫生! 要旁人接受自己難,要自己接受自己的性取向亦難。由恐同變同志的關鍵,原來要靠肉體的慾望來確認?為迎合「公眾」寄望化裝穿裙穿絲襪,感覺就像 “cross dress”? 真情剖白以外,三人翻出來的舊照、瘀事都能令人會心微笑,因為我們也愛女人。

*同場加映:香港短片電影《幻之光》35 分鐘 ﹣曾拍《蝴蝶》的新生代女星蔣祖曼,另一魅力四射之作。光與影相隨,光不在,為何影還在? 女友自殺死去,被留下的那一位卻接二連三被偷拍。神秘的來電者總不肯說話,電話的那一邊到底是誰?

Singapore, to the casual observer, seems to be one of the queerest cities in Asia, with its buzzing scene and wild parties. However, it is no secret that the LBGT community in Singapore is still repressed by its government, with laws such as Section 377A, which makes consensual sex between two men illegal, making headlines in recent months.
Filmmaker Lim Mayling recognizes that amid these larger struggles, there are more important stories to be told: the personal ones. Women who Love Women is a rare feature made about lesbians in Singapore, where three women give brutally honest and intimate accounts of their lives as lesbians in Singapore. Already out and proud, they recount their coming out days, their relationships and public perception. As we watch these women reveal their lives, their secrets and their past experiences to us, it will be impossible to suppress a knowing smile.

* Preceded by Weight of Light (Dir: Lai Yat Lam, Hong Kong, 2007, 35 min) a thriller starring Joman Chiang (Butterfly) as a woman haunted by the memory of the death of an ex-girlfriend.

國際特赦組織誠意推薦 Presented by Amnesty International