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Review | My Big Gay Italian Wedding will leave you on a high

Review | My Big Gay Italian Wedding will leave you on a high

My Big Gay Italian Wedding | Lavazza Italian Film Festival | til Oct 14 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Antonio (Cristoano Caccamo) and Paulo (Salvatore Esposito) are living in Berlin when they decide to get married. Antonio takes Paulo to meet his parents and also reveal his sexuality and Paulo takes Antonio to see the mother he […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Darling | Cinema Paradiso | July 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Darling, directed by Danish filmmaker Birgitte Staermose, is set at the fascinating Royal Danish Ballet school and features the dancers as extras. Darling (Danica Curcic) returns to her training ground in Copenhagen from her success in New York with choreographer husband Frans (Gustaf Skarsgard) […]

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Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival hits Perth this July

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival hits Perth this July

Cinema Paradiso will host the best of Nordic cinema this July with the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival. The festival will host a selection of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland for their Australian premieres. A Horrible Woman, winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actress at Denmark’s Academy Awards, is a dark comedy which […]

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Don’t miss Tom of Finland at Scandinavian Film Festival

Don’t miss Tom of Finland at Scandinavian Film Festival

The biographical film Tom of Finland, directed by Finnish director Dome Karukoski to tell the story of the artist’s extraordinary life. It is screening in Perth as part of the Scandinavian Film Festival. The film depicts how after suffering from the trauma of WWII, Touko Laaksonen finds no peace at home in Finland, a country where homosexuality is […]

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You can now get ‘Tom of Finland’ vodka

Tom of Finland vodka has just been released in the United Kingdom. The homoerotic artwork of artist Touko Laaksonen is celebrated in a new film, and the special vodka has been created in conjunction with the film. The Organic Vodka (40% ABV) is a new super-premium spirit distilled in Finland from organic wheat and rye. The […]

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Hidden Away Tells Tale of Young Love

Hidden Away Tells Tale of Young Love

The Spanish Film Festival opens this week at Cinema Paradiso. OUTinPerth’s film reviewer Lezly Herbert highlights the film ‘Hidden Away’ which is part of the program. Hidden Away (M) Directed by Mikel Rueda Set in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, 14 year old Rafa (German Alcarazu) finds himself at odds with his mates who […]

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Lesbian Invisibility Results in New Film Festival

Lesbian Invisibility Results in New Film Festival

A local lesbian filmmaker has launched her own film festival after claiming to have been shut out of the WA Pride Film Festival last year. Tessa Rooney submitted her five minute film to be shown at the Rooftop Movies as part of the film festival, but received no answer to her submission and follow up […]

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