The second edition of the festival dedicated to the best LGBTQ+ films from around the world takes place in June. Here are the highlights.
This June 10-19, the film festival dedicated to screening the best LGBTQ+ films from around the world returns for its second edition at Quartier Cineart, EmQuartier for ten days of cinema to promote sexual equality and gender rights.
Under the theme “Love Wins,” the second Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will showcase 12 films. Read on for some of the highlights. For updates and the full lineup of movies, plus pricing details (TBA), visit www.fb.com/BGLFF.
Spa Night (2016)
Director: Andrew Ahn
In this coming-of-age drama film that won the Special Jury award at this year's Sundance Festival, a closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a night spa to support his immigrant family, only to discover the exciting underground world of gay sex in Los Angeles.
Nasty Baby (2015)
Director: Sebastian Silva
A gay Brooklyn couple are attempting to have a baby through the help of their female best friend must face the growing harrassment that they receive from memebrs of their neighborhood. The film won a Teddy Award for films under LGBT topics, as well as an official award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Miss Bulalacao (2015)
Director: Ara Chawdhury
This Indonesian film follows a young drag queen who enters a gay pangent, only to be kicked out of the house by his father. Consequently, he runs away into the jungle where he discovers that he is pregnant from what he believes to be an immaculate conception.
Director: Lee Dong Ha
First screened at the 66th Berline International Film Festival, this documentary follows the lives of Korea's first gay chorus group as each member struggles with issues of homophobia from friends and family, causing tension to arise within the group.
Set in India where homosexuality is strongly discouraged, two childhood friends reunite over a weekend visit back home, only to discover that their life-long friendship may be something more than that. The film was nominated at the 2015 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and was director Saria's own way of coming out to his Indian family.