Argentina

film notes: Fulboy, or fútbol para todos?

Fulboy Directed by Martín Farina 1h 22m, Argentina, 2014 Germany thrashed Argentina in the 2010 World Cup. Afterward, my tearful, red-faced, slobbery boyfriend dragged himself straight to bed and wouldn’t get up for three days. Three. Days. He’d already yelled himself hoarse in front of the television for what seemed like hours, scaring me more than …

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film analyses: Two gay films from Argentina

Ausente (2012, Argentina) Directed by Marco Berger La león (2008, Argentina) Directed by Santiago Otheguy Ausente (Absent) is notable, not for its depiction of intergenerational attraction between men, but because one of the two main characters, Martín, a 16-year-old high-school boy, actively pursues his older, apparently heterosexual gym teacher. Most gay films depict the older man as …

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