Write it down: from the 28th of April till the 4th of May, Torino will be rainbow colored to celebrate the 26th edition of the Torino GLBT Film Festival, the cinema queer gala which has recently become one of the most important ones in the world.

150 years of Italy means that also the festival will come back to its old location: the cinema Massimo, right at the feet of the symbol of the city, the Mole Antonelliana. The festival will last 7 days for more than 120 movies divided into several sections. We’ll see feature films, short films, retrospectives and world première, many of which will be in competition. Among the many sections, we’d like to bring to your attention the following:

The Dorian Gray Award, last year given by the hands of James Ivory, a way to award the career of one cinema personality who decided to make a tribute to the queer cinema at least once in his/her life.

Two new focus on: the first one, Homophobia, When hate eats one’s soul, will face the problem of homophobia in the Middle East countries. You can’t absolutely miss the documentary on the transgender matter in Nepal. The second one, Think Pink! Not only Fashion will be dedicated to those designers who changed the world of glamour. The documentary about the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé is a must.

It needs to be mentioned also the Open Eyes: Lesbian Romance section and the Vintage section, this year, exceptionally all about Italy. There will be presented some of the cult Italian glbt movies as Il conformista by Bertolucci, Salò o le Venti Giornate di Sodoma by Pasolini and Senso by Visconti.

The section of the movies that will take part to the competition will offer to the audience a very succulent menu. We suggest Drama by Matias Lira, a Chilean film over a threesome into a theatre frame; Stadt Land Fluss by Benjamin Cantu, which portray the love between two boys in a farm; Bad Romance by François Chang, a Chinese glbt pearl; Romeos by Sabine Bernardi, a transgender plot; Contracorriente by Javier Fuentes-León, a Peruvian movie on the conflicting relationship between a married fisherman and an unexpected love. Among the shot movies we can’t forget the last two works of James Franco: Masculinity & Me and The Clerk’s Tale.

Last breaking news: the Midnight Madness section, excessive nights dedicated to B-movies and cult films, sorted by Dario Argento.

The festival will open with the Swedish movie Four More Years by Tova Magnusson and it will be projected the 28th of April at the UCI Cinemas Lingotto. A brilliant comedy during a political campaign, where a candidate falls in love with his opponent. The festival will close laughing at the Cinema Massimo with the comedy You Should Meet My Son by Keith Hartman who will tell us how some American families could be more emancipated than their own gay sons.

Let’s meet in Torino then, starting from the 28th of April for the most colorful film festival ever!

For more information and ticket presales, visit the official website www.tglff.com

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