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The 2nd Annual iCMFF: LGBT

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The 2nd Annual iCMFF: LGBT

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Post by outdoorcats » November 1st, 2018, 6:47 am

Welcome to the 2018 iCheckMovies Film Festival!

Festival Dates: Nov. 1-27

Please rate the films the films you've seen on a scale from 1-10 to help contribute to this year's Audience Award.

This is the thread where all users can rate and discuss the films in this year's LGBT section:

Being 17 dir. André Téchiné. 2016, 116 min. :imdb: :ICM:
Angst and raging hormones are abound in the latest LGBT highlight from Téchiné, director of such classics as Wild Reeds and The Witnesses. Amidst the gorgeous scenery of the Pyrenees, a bratty's doctor's son and the adopted son of remote sheep farmers clash at school with frequent fistfights until their relationship evolves into something different.
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A Fantastic Woman dir. Sebastián Lelio. 2017, 104 min. :imdb: :ICM:
Lelio (director of previous festival film Gloria) directs with painful humanity this story of a transgender woman mourning the loss of her partner while coming under attack from his bigoted family. Oscar Winner for Foreign Language Film.
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God's Own Country dir. Francis Lee. 2017, 104 min. :imdb: :ICM:
In Yorkshire, young, gay and depressed farmer Johnny lives in an infuriated haze of booze and aggressive casual encounters--until his parents take in a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season. Upon release, this much buzzed-about film was hailed as a new classic and compared to Brokeback Mountain.
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Princess Cyd dir. Stephen Cone. 2017, 96 min. :imdb: :ICM:
In this laid-back indie dramedy, 16-year-old Cyd goes to stay with her estranged novelist aunt in Chicago for the summer, getting to know her for the first time while pursuing a relationship with a tomboyish barista.
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Summertime dir. Catherine Corsini. 2015, 105 min. :imdb: :ICM:
A farm girl and a radical feminist meet in early '70s Paris and begin a relationship against a charged political background, yet if their relationship is to continue one of them must make a heartbreaking choice in this deeply heartfelt film.
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The Wound dir. John Trengove. 2017, 88 min. :imdb: :ICM:
Two male mentors of a Xhosa rite of passage in rural South Africa wrestle with a forbidden secret even as a young initiate drives them apart into an increasingly fractured, violent, and unpredictable love triangle in this unforgiving drama. This film was controversial enough that it led to death threats against the filmmakers and movie theater staff, as well as many prominent South African figures calling for it to be banned.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 1st, 2018, 7:40 am

Spectacular choice of screenshots once again! Nice to be a jury member for this section.
That's all, folks!

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Post by joachimt » November 1st, 2018, 6:09 pm

The iCM-buttons link to this topic instead of to the moviepages.

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Post by outdoorcats » November 1st, 2018, 8:55 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I'll work on that shortly. edit - Should be fixed now.

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Post by joachimt » November 7th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Am I the first vote here?

Una mujer fantástica 7/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 7th, 2018, 9:02 pm

Princess Cyd: 8/10

A teenage woman visits her aunt in Chicago. The two bond and challenge each other while she meets another young woman she begins to fall for. The film is quite lovely - the characterization of Cyd (the central young woman) is fantastic - she seems like a real person with depth that's hard to achieve in a ~90m feature. She's young and says stupid things, but she's curious and open and sweet. The aunt both challenges her and is challenged by her, and she grows as a person as well. This touches on a lot of issues, but consistently seems grounded in reality. Lovely film.

God's Own Country: 8/10

This is a story about a young man in rural UK learning to become not an asshole. He meets a farmhand who starts working on the family farm, and slowly this farmhand works his way into the young man's heart and mind. Ultimately, it's a story of growth and becoming a better person.

@joachimt: apparently you are. i'm just guessing a few of us haven't gotten to posting in this thread yet.

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Post by lynchs » November 14th, 2018, 1:57 pm

only one and that's cause was on TV

Quand on a 17 ans (2016) 5/10

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