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Review | A divided England clashes in a cottage in ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’

Review | A divided England clashes in a cottage in ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’

Fanny Lye Deliver’d | Dir: Thomas Clay | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It is 1657 and Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake) lives on a remote Shropshire farm in a simple thatched cottage with her husband John (Charles Dance) and young son Arthur (Zak Adams). Surrounded by mud and continually shrouded in mist and smoke, the cottage becomes the […]

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Mark Wahlberg says new film ‘Joe Bell’ is important for parents

Mark Wahlberg says new film ‘Joe Bell’ is important for parents

Actor Mark Wahlberg is getting a lot of Oscar-buzz for his role in new film Joe Bell.  The film is based on the true story of a father who set off to walk across America talking about the need for acceptance and embracing of LGBTI youth following the tragic death of his teenage son, Jaiden. Appearing […]

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Scandanavian film ‘Tove’ explores the life of the creator of the Moomins

Scandanavian film ‘Tove’ explores the life of the creator of the Moomins

Tove | Directed by Ziada Bergroth | ★ ★ ★ ★  ½  As the film opens, artist Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti) is in a Helsinki bomb shelter during the last days of World War II, doodling hippo-like cartoon characters she calls Moomins to entertain the children. These charming characters have their own secret language and hearts of […]

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‘The Most Beautiful Boy in the World’ is a captivating documentary

‘The Most Beautiful Boy in the World’ is a captivating documentary

In 1971 Swedish actor Bjorn Andresen shot to fame after appearing in the film Death in Venice. New documentary The Most Beautiful Boy in the World looks into his casting and subsequent stardom, juxtaposed with Andresen’s life today as a man in his 60’s haunted by his past. Director Luchino Visconti set out to bring Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella Death […]

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‘Rebel Dykes’ producer Siobhan Fahey shares how the project came to life

‘Rebel Dykes’ producer Siobhan Fahey shares how the project came to life

Documentary Rebel Dykes is getting a lot of attention at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival which opened on Saturday. OUTinPerth chatted to producer Siobhan Fahey (not the Bananarama singer) about how the project that captures the lives of lesbian women in post-punk 80’s London came together. Rebel Dykes began life as oral history project with Fahey […]

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Review | ‘Rebel Dykes’ reminds us we stand on the shoulders of giants

Review | ‘Rebel Dykes’ reminds us we stand on the shoulders of giants

Rebel Dykes | Dir: Sian Williams & Harri Shanahan | ★ ★ ★ ★  ½  Talking with the fourteen year old in my life, she told me that her best friend was a ‘gay boy’ and two of her female friends were a couple. When I was that age, homosexuality was illegal and it was rumoured that […]

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Billy Porter sparkles as fairy godparent in first look at new ‘Cinderella’

Billy Porter sparkles as fairy godparent in first look at new ‘Cinderella’

Amazon Prime Video have released the first look at this year’s upcoming live-action Cinderella, promising a more contemporary spin on the classic fairy tale. Directed by 30 Rock writer Kay Cannon, the film stars Camilla Cabello in the titular role, a dressmaker who lives with her “not-so-evil” stepmother and stepsisters this time around. The musical comedy also features Pierce […]

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New short film ‘Choice’ explores one family’s transgender experience

New short film ‘Choice’ explores one family’s transgender experience

New short film Choice is set to have its premiere at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. The project has been a labor of love for local actor Sharnya Thomson Yates who wrote the script based upon her own experience being the parent of a transgender child. The choice the title refers to is not the choice […]

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Revelation Film Festival cancel launch event due to lockdown

Revelation Film Festival cancel launch event due to lockdown

In light of the Western Australian Government’s recent 4-day lockdown order, the Opening Night and following day of programming for the 24th annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival has officially been cancelled. Patrons who held tickets for this Thursday 1 July’s Opening Night and any of the film screenings held on Friday 2 July will […]

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Review | Queer couple face tense neighbourhood battle in ‘NIMBY’

Review | Queer couple face tense neighbourhood battle in ‘NIMBY’

NIMBY | Dir: Teemu Nikki | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  This Finnish film opens and closes with a seductive dance. Surrounded by other same-gender couples, Mervi (Susanna Pukkila) and Kata (Almila Bagriacik) are at a Helsinki nightclub at the beginning of the film. They have been together for a year and circumstances now force them to […]

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