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SPANISH FILMS CELEBRATING LGBT HISTORY MONTH

posted 16 Feb 2015, 13:00 by Julian Whiting


Posted on 9, February 2015

WHO'S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF Strawberry and Chocolate 20 Centimetres All About My Mother

20 CENTÍMETROS/20 CENTIMETRES (18) 2005 SPAIN SALAZAR, RAMON £19.99
Transvestite yearns to become a transsexual and dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she’s the star.
A MAP FOR LOVE (15) 2012 CHILE CONSTANZA, FERNÁNDEZ £14.99
Lesbian single mother Roberta (Moro Andrea) lives with her young son in Santiago and spends is romantically involved with Javiera (Francisca Bernardi).

Roberta is determined that her mother should meet Javiera so she arranges a boat trip for the three women to spend some time together, but through a number of heated confrontations she learns a lot about where she has come from and where she is perhaps destined to go.
AUSENTE/ABSENT (15) 2011 ARGENTINA BERGER, MARCO £14.99
Argentinean drama exploring the developing tension between a 16-year-old boy and the swimming instructor he has a crush on.
HABITACIÓN EN ROMA/ROOM IN ROME (18) 2010 MEDEM, JULIO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY- £22.99
Julio Medem writes and directs this sensual drama about two lesbian women who meet in Rome and decide to spend the night together in a hotel room.
EL CUARTO DE LEO/LEO’S ROOM (15) 2009 ARGENTINA BUCHICHIO, ENRIQUE £15.99
Touching and sensitive story of a young gay man coming to terms with his own sexuality.
FRESA Y CHOCOLATE/STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (18) 1993 CUBA GUTIERREZ ALEA, TOMAS £13.99
David (Vladimir Cruz) is an uptight macho communist student who meets Diego (Jorge Perugorría), an extravagant gay artist with an irreverent attitude to Castro. Appalled by Diego’s attitude, David decides that it is his duty to convert him, and a friendship is born.
FUERA DE CARTA/CHEF’S SPECIAL (15) 2008 SPAIN VELILLA,NACHO £15.99
Comedy about a chef who is running a busy restaurant, being reunited with his estranged children , having a blossoming gay romance and now the Michelin Guide food critic is coming to review his restaurant.
LA MALA EDUCACIÓN/BAD EDUCATION (15) 2004 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
Semi-autobiographical melodrama follows the intertwining stories of two boys who fall in love at an abusive Catholic school. The film follows the lives of two boys growing up through the 70s and 80s, in pre and post-Franco Spain.
MI ULTIMO ROUND/MY LAST ROUND (15) 2011 CHILE ARRIAGADA, JULIO JORQUERA £14.99
Retired boxer Octavio (Roberto Farías) is fighting a losing battle against time as his health has begun to deteriorate.
When he meets Hugo (Héctor Morales), a young troubled man, they strike up a rapport that quickly turns into something neither of them expected.
PLAN B (15) ARGENTINE 2009 BERGER, MARCO £15.99
Set in Buenos Aires, this witty romantic comedy, confronts our expectations by testing the boundaries of gender and social demarcations. In so doing, the film invites us to explore contemporary ideas of freedom and desire, and to question what it means to play with love.
SPINNIN’ (15) 2007 SPAIN PASTRANA, EUSEBIO £15.99
Set in 1990s Madrid, committed gay couple Garate and Omar want to have a child and approach their various female acquaintances to find the right surrogate mother for their potential offspring.
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15) 1999 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father,
a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child
WHO’S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF? (15) 2013 USA ALBELO, ANNA MARGARITA IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH £15.99
All-female romantic comedy about a struggling gay film-maker Anna who is suffering a midlife crisis. However on meeting feminist Katia, she tries to impress her by staging a remake of Edward Albee’s play ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’and casting Katia and her other friends in the play.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at -

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