Posts tagged ‘Mine Vagante’


Wisconsin Film Festival WFF

by Marianne Wi

Woooooher, Wisconsin Film Festival 2011 will be showing 4 Italian Films, please can we all rejoice together as neither San Fransisco, Dallas, Hawaii, RiverRun, Sonoma and Arizona International Film Festivals were able to find just one single Italian film this year, I think we need to go all out for Wisconsin lets sing a song, try a small tribal dance, anything to show some appreciation for our friends in Wisconsin. I was not really sure where this state was either so you now have a link to knowledge too, go explore.

They have found 4 Italian films to show during their festival, of course,  we have the Le Quattro Volte, The Four Times my life would not be the same if that was not included 2 x Hip Hip Hurrahs for the director Michelangelo Frammartino, who must be having the time of his life, not only does Le Quattro Volte get to appear in nearly all International Film Festivals, it wins prices and awards too, top film….. OK, I did not like it I was ever so bored I was wrong, as it has been applauded everywhere so go form your own opinion, do not huff like that in my direction, I am human and I have failed you all with respect to this film……. DARN.

Also shown are:

Mine Vagante Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

Le Amiche  Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

The Perfect Team Directed by Michael Rogosin a documentary co produced between Italy, France and the USA.



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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