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Torino GLBT Film Festival: 'Boy'

Boy by Auraeus Solito

Filipino filmmaker Auraeus Solito, best known for his 2006 Teddy Award-winning The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, will be at the Torino GLBT Film Festival, which runs April 23-30, as a member of the international jury and to present the world premiere of his new feature, Boy, recently banned in Singapore.

In Boy, a young poet sells his comic books to afford a one-night stand with a macho rent-boy on New Year's Eve. However, their relationship will not end that night as the boy in question will learn to accept his sexuality.

Tuli (2005) and Philippine Science (2007); the latter follows eight students at the elite Philippine Science High School during the tumultuous 1980s.

In addition to the competition sections (features, shorts, documentaries), the 24th Torino GLBT Film Festival will also offer the following:

  • a retrospective of Italian director Giuseppe Patroni Griffi;
  • Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek will introduce “the films of his life”;
  • Berlinale Panorama director, Wieland Speck, will introduce his movie Westler (1985) to remember life in Berlin as a divided city;
  • tributes to pioneering Spanish director Ardorfo Arrieta and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans
  • "Muscles in Skirts: The Italian Peplums", a series of Italian B-movie epics, including Vittorio Cottafavi's Hercules' Revenge (1960), Sergio Leone's The Colossus of Rhodes (1961) and Sergio Corbucci's The Son of Spartacus (1962).

         
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3 Comments to Torino GLBT Film Festival: 'Boy'

  1. Antome

    It's only in singapore that it is censored, i hope.

  2. tired

    Sometimes the censorship board dont get things right. They censor movies like this in the fear of “promoting homosexuality”. But to be blatantly honest, its not possible to promote homosexuality. As a homosexual ive been cultivated and brought up in a plethora of films that “promotes heterosexuality” But i dont see it affecting me.

    Then again, why do i even bother typing..

  3. ed

    Singapore should open up a bit.
    We're in the 21st century.
    They're so advanced in so many respects, but they're so 17th century when it comes to others.