Fabulous

Film Review: Fabulous (2019); IDFA 2019

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Fabulous (2019) is very fascinating and illuminating. This documentary engages you from the beginning all the way towards the end. The music, the. . .

onur

“..His reasons for hiring me were simple, I was honest, always neat AND gay..”

“I was thinking today how it was for me before I came out of the closet. I had a crush on a classmate. A quiet, sweet blond boy. I was bullied because I was apparently very gay back then, while I wasn’t really aware of it or even understood it. . .

Maxime Hallatu

“..Considering myself as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community..”

“I always carried the philosophy that everyone should choose whatever they wish for. Therefore I am considering myself as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community while I’m heterosexual myself. A few years ago, I made a friend and he told me about his coming out to his parents and it resulted in him being rejected by namely his father. . .

Alex Kain

Alex Kain: “..It’s okay to identify with gender non-conformity and just be your true self..”

“I believe that the LGBTQI+ community is for and by the community and the concept of empowerment for transgender people is definitely on. . .

Boyfriend

“..You can’t escape old age, but I appreciate the support of my boyfriend..”

“Our age difference is 40 years and we’ve been together for 15 years and married for 10 years. When we first met I was a little bothered with the age difference. But I liked him a lot and then I thought to myself. . .

BeyonG

BeyonG: “..Because there’s nothing better than being yourself..”

“I am BeyonG, I’m 32 years old and I’m a transwoman of color. There is nothing better in this world than to accept yourself for who you are. It has been quite a journey for me to discover myself and in fact. . .

Homonologues

“Homonologues’ .. is an acting performance about love and sexuality.”

“Next to my studies, I play a part in ‘Homonologues’. Which is an acting performance about love and sexuality that we act out right in front of a class at high schools. . .

Elio Heres

Elio Heres: “If you aren’t yourself, then who are you?”

Elio Heres: “If you aren’t yourself, then who are you? That is my message. My wish is that everyone in the Netherlands, and the world for that matter, will think about that. . .

Merantau

Merantau (2009): “..they displayed Asian characters who resembled me..”

“The first film about Indonesian martial arts that I ever watched is Merantau (2009), directed by the Scottish Gareth Evans. A very sophisticated film. . .

CinemAsia Film Festival

Humans of Film Amsterdam & CinemAsia Film Festival 2019.

As from March 1st, you’ll be able to read stories from filmLAB participants and CinemAsia Film Festival involvees. Save the date March 5th till 10th. . .

Oriented

Experiencing a Festival’s ‘Taste’ in Film Selection and Organization: Oriented (2015) | Mondial 2010 (2013).

Oriented (2015): On Wednesday, the ninth of December 2016, Amsterdam’s newest film festival addition finally launched. International Queer & Migrant film. . .

Hamam: Il Bagno Turco

Hamam: Il Bagno Turco: “The first gay film that I have seen.”

“I think Hamam: Il Bagno Turco (1997) was the first gay film that I have seen. It’s a Turkish-Italian film by Ferzan Özpetek and it’s quite a sensitive film. . .