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Friday, July 09, 2010

2010 Tokyo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

第19回 東京国際レズビアン&ゲイ映画祭

The 2010 Tokyo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival gets underway today with the world premiere screening at Wald 9 in Shinuku, at 6.30pm, of Evgeny Afineevsky’s Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!

The Festival is in two overlapping stages, with the first dozen or so films being shown between today and July 19 at the Wald 9 cinema complex in Shinjuku, and the remaining films (plus many of those screened at Wald 9) being shown between July 15 and 19 at Spiral Hall in Minami Aoyama (pic below)

Many of the films are short films and come from directors in ten different countries:

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!, dir. Evgeny Afineevsky
A Single Man, dir. Tom Ford
The Four-Faced Liar, dir. Jacob Chase
Hollywood, je t'aime, dir. Jason Bushman
I'm Just Anneke, dir. Jonathan Skurnik (USA/Canada)
And Then Came Lola, dir. Ellen Seidler & Megan Siler
Revelations, dir. Tom Gustafson
Girl Talk, dir. Jennifer Smith

Peking Turkey, dir. Michael Mew
The Golden Pin, dir. Cuong Ngo
No Bikini, dir. Claudia Morgado Escanilla

Hong Kong
Miao Miao, dir. Cheng Hsiao-Tse

Regretters, dir. Marcus Lindeen
A Little Tiger, dir. Anna Carin Andersson
Birthday, dir. Jenifer Malmqvist

New Zealand
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, dir. Leanne Pooley
Teddy, dir. Christopher Banks

evelyn everyone, dir. Kylie Plunkett

Secret, dir. Takeshi Matsuura
La forêt de Rachel D'Amour, dir. Rachel D'Amour
Mariko Rose the Spook, dir. Devi Kobayashi
A Tea-Grown Flower, dir. Yoko Yusa
Koiseyo Otomoe, dir. Yoshitomi X Saii
Friends?, dir. Manabu Oda
Cloudy Then Fair, dir. Marie Sakamoto

Diavolo, dir. Meiko Amano
Jellyfish Boy, dir. Sho Kataoka

Spring Fever, dir. Lou Ye

Undertow, dir. Javier Fuentes-Leon
South Korea
Just Friends?, dir. Kim-Jho Gwang-soo

Pre-paid tickets are cheaper than the regular movie price: 1,400 yen per showing at Wald 9, and 1,300 yen at Spiral (or 4,800 yen for 4 movies, or 13,000 yen for a Spiral pass)

Media partners of the Festival include Furukawa Shobou, publishers of gay manga, the chic, cutting edge Tokyo Wrestling: Tough Girls Lifestyle website known, amongst other things, for its kick ass parties, and gay magazine publisher, Tera Publications Inc.

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