Posts Tagged ‘Amphetamine’

Berlin 2010 Preview: Panorama Main/Special, Part One

February 5, 2010

According to the program notes, Berlin’s Panorama section is meant to present “an overview of trends in art-house world cinema.” That’s shorthand for “this is where we put stuff we like, but which is unlikely to attract the attention of a Competition film.” The films found in the Main and Special programs highlight international and independent productions in need of wider distribution. This year’s batch includes India’s first legally gay film, a Brazilian action film and Kevin Spacey moving in with his daughter. Read to the end, because there’s a trick in this line-up’s tail. Click on the titles to see trailers.

Read the first part of our Berlin Competition preview.
Read the second part of our Berlin Competition preview.

Arekti Premer Golpo (Just Another Love Story)

A gay director and his bisexual cameraman learn that it’s hard to make a documentary in Calcutta. Star Rituparno Ghosh is better known as a director, having won the National Film Award for Unishe April. According to director Kaushik Ganguly, this is the first gay picture to be shot in India after the decriminalization of homosexuality.

Amphetamine

A straight fitness trainer named Kafka and a gay businessman have a fraught affair. This is the second film in a stylish autobiographical trilogy by Hong Kong IT-whiz-turned-filmmaker Scud (Permanent Residence), which also starred model Byron Pang.

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Trailerama: Amphetamine

November 18, 2009

Hong Kong-based filmmaker Scud turned a few heads–including this blog’s–with his 2007 feature Permanent Residence, which related his gay lifestyle in exquisitely art-directed terms. The second film in his trilogy tells of a straight fitness trainer’s relationship with a gay executive. As always, the trailer is a treat to look at, although we don’t know how some of the overt poetic imagery will play on screen. With screwing of both sexes going on, the viewer should be warned this quite sexy trailer is also NFSW.