The bond between the three is seemingly unbreakable, and together they form the tightest of units, reinventing the concept of family.
A queer fairytale. Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Tropical Malady Homosexual themes suffuse much of his work Weerasethakul is gay himself , manifesting as out and out camp in the outrageous The Adventure of Iron Pussy But best of all is Tropical Malady , one of the most mesmerising and surreal gay love stories ever told. A soldier and a country boy fall for each other and pay regular visits to the Thai jungle. So far, so unremarkable.
Then one of the men is spirited away and the narrative whirls into a different world. The soldier appears to be on the trail of an apparently shape-shifting entity which may or may not be his departed lover. The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros Young Maximo, whose family make their living through petty thievery, lives in a poor area of Manila. Nathan Lopez gives a wonderfully guileless performance as Maximo, who grows from the dizzy kid dressing up as Miss World at the start of the film to the mature adolescent who walks off to a brave new future at the end, in a knowing nod to The Third Man In his first feature made in Malaysia his previous work was filmed in Taiwan , Ming-liang regular Lee Kang-sheng stars in two roles — as a comatose man cared for by a woman, and as a migrant worker in Kuala Lumpur who is beaten up and cared for by a gay Bangladeshi man.
The latter falls for his patient, despite their different languages. Soundless Wind Chime In this globe-trotting semi-autobiographical debut feature from Kit Hung, Ricky, a delivery boy working in Hong Kong, falls in love with petty thief Pascal Bernhard Bulling , who pinches his wallet. The two start a passionate relationship, but tragedy strikes.
They, too, begin a relationship. The non-linear narrative can be tricky to follow, and the film demands more than one viewing to tease out its mysteries.
Speechless , another strange romance filmed in China, shares similar themes and is available on BFI Player. Great love scenes in LGBT cinema.
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