MQFF Samantha Mugatsia as Kena and Sheila Munyiva as Ziki in Rafiki

MQFF: Rafiki

Power-pop-electro anthems follow exuberant schoolgirl Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) as she skateboards through the busy streets of Nairobi in the 2018 Kenyan-drama film Rafiki. The tempo of the music beating at the same speed...
Drew Droege stars in Bright Colors And Bold Patterns - photo by Russ Rowland

2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival Top Picks

The 2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) kicked off in spectacular style last Thursday evening with the Australian premiere of Papi Chulo. With over 141 features, documentaries and shorts, including 9 Australian Pre...
MQFF19 Papi Chulo

MQFF: Papi Chulo

Immigration and a gay slur are some of a few English words known by Spanish speaking labourer Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño), who comes into a position of employment for Los Angeles weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) in the 2018 c...
AF19 Girls of the Sun

Girls of the Sun

Conflict transcends both plot and narrative in 2018’s French-War film Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) with righteous themes told in such an accost manner that it detracts from the subjects experience in order to ...
AF19 Knife+Heart

Knife+Heart

Films involving the production of porn have varied in taste in the twenty two years since the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama-comedy, Boogie Nights. Where focus has been on exploring the history of abuse ex...
AF19 Celebration Yves Saint Laurent

Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent

Comparing the fruit of their labours to the efforts of the Ancient Egyptians, there is a grandiose belief held by those working for acclaimed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent that their contribution to fashion were to...