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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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