Gay film festival starts today in Quito with award-winning "A Single Man"
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Gay film festival starts today in Quito with award-winning "A Single Man"

Quito : Ecuador | Nov 17, 2011 at 8:29 AM PST
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This edition, which runs until November 27 and features 120 films, is intended to bring the public the new family with films like "Homo Baby Boom" of the Spanish Anna Boluda, or "Daddy & Papa" by U.S. Johnny Simons."We want to dust off a bit and make people realize that there are (new family). Although not take them into account," he told Efe the director and founder of the sample, Freddy Alfaro."A Single Man," released in 2009, marked the first foray into cinema fashion designer Tom Ford, and his cast with actors such as Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode and Nicholas Hoult, in addition to Firth.Firth was highly praised the role of George, an English college professor living in Los Angeles in 1962, during the crisis of U.S. missiles in Cuba, and recently in a car accident lost his partner in the last 15 years, Jim.His performance earned him numerous awards, such as the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival 66, 2009 and BAFTA that year, and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for best actor.

The festival will be held in six cities and screened documentaries, feature films and short films from countries as distant and diverse as Brazil, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Spain, United States, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Belgium.In addition, the show will have eight films in Ecuador, as "fresh blood" by Jose Zambrano, film forum will be made to bring viewers the values ​​and realities that are discussed in some of the planned works and presented the first issue of the gay-themed magazine "Max".The event, which in 2010 attracted 4,000 people, aims to "build bridges" between the gay community and society in general and "show that the gay community is not just what the tabloid media disclosed," said Alfaro."A Single Man" will be shown tonight at 20.00 local time (0100 GMT) in the room Alfredo Pareja in the House of Ecuadorian Culture of Quito, with free entry.

saadkhan is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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