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Queer Women In Love / I Do? | Luis Buñuel: Aesthetics Of The Irrational | Manchester Animation Festival | Fokus: Films From Germany

It’s a year in December since same-sex marriage legislation was passed in Scotland, so as part of the BFI’s Love initiative, here are two film seasons to mark the occasion. Queer Women In Love includes The Wedding Song, set in Nazi-occupied Tunisia, and up-to-date London stories Stud Life and Break My Fall. The I Do? season, showing in London as well as Scotland, rounds up films directly dealing with gay partnership, such as The Kids Are Alright and Cloudburst, plus older movies that handled queer themes more subtly, such as Hitchcock’s silent classic The Lodger.

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No Comment Two (The Invention of Facts)

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I started writing this piece a little over two years ago when, wondering if this was a debate whose terms I wanted to propagate, I thought twice. After the recent Godard retro in New York, however, thinking thrice, I've decided not to think about it again. With very special thanks to Sam Engel, Matthew Flanagan, Danny Kasman, Andy Rector, Gina Telaroli, who provided so much of the source code for this piece. There's no greater fount of wisdom in the world for a guy to plagiarize.

And so:

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“Pauvres choses! Elles n’ont que le nom qu’on leur impose.”

“Poor things! They have nothing but the name imposed upon them.” — Film Socialisme

“You can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll.

Very sorry baby, doesn’t look like me at all.” — Leonard Cohen, “Tower of Song”

"Three Jewish characters, it's a lot for a single film. The fourth
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Slash-happy Wolverine cuts out the thrills, but Easy Money is a satisfying slice of Scandi-drama

The Marvel brand is rather testing its own name with the sheer ubiquity of its comic-book adaptations; with a new one seemingly hitting our screens every month, maintaining one's sense of awe becomes rather difficult. It's more of a challenge still when they're as listless as The Wolverine (Fox, 12) – or so one would like to think, though summer box-office figures suggested fans' enthusiasm for Marvel's most hirsute superhero has yet to wane.

Hugh Jackman's clearly has though. Shedding the gusto (and only some of the body hair) of his Jean Valjean earlier this year, the Australian is on indifferently chesty form in his sixth outing as burly mutant fighter Logan. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) attempted to tell his back story, but proved so unpopular that a second go was deemed necessary.

Enter the confusingly discontinuous The Wolverine,
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Happy 20th Anniversary, Iman And David: A Look At Their Super Hot Romance!

Happy 20th Anniversary, Iman And David: A Look At Their Super Hot Romance!
We love a good love story and the one behind Iman and her hubby David Bowie is as sweet as they come.

Reportedly, the British rockstar fell head-over-heels in love with the Somali-born supermodel the second he laid eyes on her during a blind date in 1990. Two years later the duo were hitched and today they are celebrating 20 years of marital bliss!

Iman feted the milestone with a sweet tweet this morning referencing a line from one of David's tunes "The Wedding Song":

She also sent a picture of the couple from an old magazine spread commemorating their nuptials. Swoon!

The power couple, along with their two daughters -- 34-year old Zulekha Haywood (Iman's child from a previous marriage) and 12-year-old daughter Alexandria Zahra (their child together) -- have made it through the good and the bad times proving that their love is still super hot!

Take a
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After Fall, Winter | Review - Austin Film Festival 2011

Director: Eric Schaeffer Writer: Eric Schaeffer Starring: Eric Schaeffer, Lizzie Brocheré Sophie (Lizzie Brocheré) is a 25-year old nurse who helps take care of terminally ill people in their final days; she also moonlights as a dominatrix. The two careers describe Sophie very well. She can be gentle and kind, yet she also enjoys control and power; in either scenario she displays the utmost strength and fortitude. Despite her natural beauty, Sophie has never had a boyfriend; perhaps because feeling love for someone would exude weakness. Sophie is used to taking care of elderly people who are dying, but then she is assigned a 13-year old gypsy girl -- Anais -- who is dying of leukemia. Being around Anais changes Sophie and she begins to soften just enough to be receptive to a pushy American author, Michael (Eric Schaeffer). Michael has come to Paris to hide from his dying career and crippling amount of debt.
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‘Breaking Dawn’ Soundtrack: ‘Flightless Bird, American Mouth’ Is Perfect For Edward & Bella’s Wedding!

Most of you Twi-hards will remember that our favorite couple danced to the Iron & Wine song at prom!

Now, I haven’t heard all the songs on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack, but what I do know about the list has me really excited!

One of the sweetest moments of Twilight was when Edward and Bella danced to Iron & Wine’s “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” at their junior prom. In a nice bit of symmetry, the music supervisor for the first installment of Breaking Dawn chose to use it again for Edward and Bella’s wedding — this time listing it as the “Wedding Version.”

Maybe it’s because I’m such a nerd (and/or I absolutely adore Iron & Wine), but I love this decision. It’s almost as if this is Edward and Bella’s “song.”

What do you think, HollywoodLifers. Do you like that they decided to use “Flightless Bird,
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The Wedding Song

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The Wedding Song

Directed by: Karin Albou

Cast: Lizzie Brochere, Olympe Borval

Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Rating: PG-13

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Plot: When the Nazis occupy Tunisia, it strains the friendship of Myriam (Brochere), a young Jewess, and Nour (Borval), a traditional Muslim. It’s called The Wedding Song, because they are both in the process of marrying horrible a-holes.

Who’S It For? If you’re happy Solely with beautiful cinematography, then knock yourself out.

Overall

In one scene that lasts around ten minutes long, Myriam is getting waxed for her pervert husband because he prefers her “Oriental-style” on their wedding night…hold on…okay, had to go throw up, but I’m back now. The wax appears to be some sort of tree sap that tears out her pubic hair as she screams and cries and we get an extreme close up
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Film: Review:The Wedding Song

The friendships of adolescent girls are often defined by an explosive level of emotional intensity that makes every miscommunication, petty resentment, and everyday betrayal feel like a matter of profound importance. But what happens when that miscommunication, resentment, and betrayal play out against a backdrop of actual life-and-death urgency? That question is posited in Karin Albou’s The Wedding Song, which examines the friendship of a Muslim adolescent and a Jewish girl through the filter of World War II and a violent skirmish that grows closer with each passing day. Doe-eyed Lizzie Brocheré stars as a young Jewish woman in ...
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