Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Fig Trees
Fig Trees
The 20th Melbourne Queer Film Festival features the best in queer cinema from Australia and around the world.

Highlights include features, documentaries and shorts programs, along with panel discussions dealing with issues relevant to the queer community.




Thursday 18 March - Sunday 28 March 2010

Tickets available from Thu 25 Feb

Full details at http://www.mqff.com.au/

Festival Snapshot

And Then Came Lola Unclassified 18+
Ellen Seidler & Megan Siler, USA, 2009, 73 mins
A time-bending sexy lesbian romp in which a talented, but distracted, photographer on the verge of success in both love and work could lose it all if she doesn't make it to a crucial meeting on time. Don't miss this worldwide festival favourite!

Antique Unclassified 18+
MIN Kyu-dong, South Korea, 2008, 109 mins
Four handsome young men make quite a scene in the quiet neighbourhood of their cake shop. All have secrets they're anxious to keep, but slowly they begin to unravel. Based on the Japanese Manga Antique Bakery by Fumi Yoshinaga.

The Man Who Loved Yngve (Mannen som elsket Yngve) Unclassified 18+
Stian Kristiansen, Norway, 2008, 90 mins
It's November 1989, Norwegian teenager Jarle has a great new girlfriend and is starting a rock band with his buddies. But when the synth pop-listening Yngve joins his class, Jarle is more fascinated than he wants to be.

Fig Trees Unclassified 18+
John Greyson, Canada, 2009, 104 mins
Legendary Canadian director John Greyson dazzles the senses and challenges the intellect with his new experimental documentary - a remarkably complex and moving rumination on AIDS activism, St. Teresa of Avila and Gertrude Stein, all plaited into an avant-garde opera featuring a singing albino squirrel.

Hollywood Je t'aime Unclassified 18+
Jason Bushman, USA, 2009, 97 mins
Gay Parisian Jerome Beaunez impulsively books a solo Christmas vacation to Los Angeles where he pursues a dormant desire to become a movie star. Jerome goes far in the sun-drenched City of Angels but ultimately arrives at an old Hollywood maxim: there's no place like home.

The Fish Child (El Nino Pez) Unclassified 18+
Lucia Puenzo, France/Spain, 2009, 96 mins
Argentine writer-director Lucía Puenzo returns with a lesbian romance that's also a mystery thriller and a scathing examination of class differences. Lala wants to run off with her Paraguayan lover, La Guayi, a maid who works for Lala's family. When Lala's cruel father is murdered, the circumstantial evidence makes it appear that La Guayi is guilty.

Holding Hands Unclassified 18+
Tonnette Stanford and Katherine Wilkinson, Australia, 2009, 65 mins
Craig and Shane were holding hands when they fell victim to a brutal hate crime. The hardest year in the lives of these young men is captured through the endless surgeries, physical and psychological recovery and struggle to plan for their future. But even in the worst circumstances, they discover they can create positive change.

City of Melbourne Emerging Filmmaker Award Unclassified 18+
Don't miss this selection of the latest and greatest of shorts from Australia's talent pool of emerging filmmakers. Cast your vote for the audience choice award or attend the awards session to see who snares the $2000 cash prize for Best Short as judged by our jury of industry professionals.

 
 
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