The queer lion is one of the cinematic awards that are awarded during the historic Venice Film Festival, this year’s 74th edition.
We are now at the 11th edition of this award, thanks to which we are slowly by clearing the challenges and themes within the LGBTQ cinema.
Gender movies have always existed, ghettoised or just offered to the general public to scandalize, I believe that at last with this kind of competitions is coming to a greater awareness due to a mutation of common thought in normality about these themes.
Hollywood, like all independent directors, have made that these themes were cleared, sometimes in a particularly aggressive, other much more romantic and delicate.
I remember when I was a child, when brokeback mountain was launched in Italy in 2005, the public cried indignantly to the scandal. Fortunately things have changed a lot, certainly Italy is not really a LGBTQ paradise, in fact this year monogender couples have been able to get a little legal recognition like civil unions.
In Cinema history, many were the characters and the films that have tried to change in many ways the perception of LGBTQ world. Just think about the Oscar for the best 2017 movie that went to a gay movie, MOONLIGHT, an amazing movie in my opinion.
From MILK at Dallas Buyer Club, passing through Shelter to ShortBus. All these films like the other dozens are used to educate people at a normality, different from theirs.
This year there are 9 movies in the queer lion race:
Una famiglia di Sebastiano Riso con Micaela Ramazzotti, Patrick Bruel (Italia, 105’)
An extreme by love of a little girl for a man takes not too unusual protagonists to live a life on the edge of normality.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri di Martin McDonagh con Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson (Uk, 110’)
Ammore e malavita di Manetti Bros. con Giampaolo Morelli, Claudia Gerini (Italia, 133’)
Marvin di Anne Fontaine con Finnegan Oldfield, Isabelle Huppert (Francia, 115’)
Identity and rebirth according to director Anne Fontaine. Delicate and touching film, in Horizons
The Prince and the Dybbuk di Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski (Polonia, Germania, 82’)
Martyr di Mazen Khaled con Carole Abboud, Hamza Mekdad (Libano, 80’)
Il contagio di Matteo Botrugno e Daniele Coluccini con Anna Foglietta, Vincenzo Salemme (Italia, 110’)
Les garçons sauvages di Bertrand Mandico con Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel (Francia, 110’)
Five teens of good family, enthusiasts of occult sciences, commit a fierce crime.
Team Hurricane di Annika Berg con Eja Penelope Roepstorff, Ida Glitre (Danimarca, 94’)