Mardi Gras Film Festival New South Wales

by Marianne Wi

Mardi Gras Film Festival in New South Wales , Australia is fast become a major Festival for Lesbian and Gay International films. The Mardi Gras sets off on the 17th February and finishes on the 3rd March 2011. It is a Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and I am happy to see that at least one Italian entry is available. Loose Cannons , Mine Vagante is a charming film by the ever adventures Turkish  director ( although he has been adopted by Italy)  Ferzan Ozpeteks , who has produces a number of gay films here in Italy : Le fate Ignorante, The Ignorant Fairies. Il bagno Turco, Steam: The Turkish Bath. La finestra di Fronte, Facing the window and  Cuore Sacro, Sacred Heart to name but a few.

Riccardo Scamarcio was in my honest opinion bad casting ,as he is not gay and I feel his sometimes cringe worthy performance ( like the dancing in front of the mirror)  detracts from the story line. I guess he was chosen for the Eye-candy effect. Do check out my blog for a write-up of this charming film.


Mine Vagante, Loose Cannons is out on DVD.


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