This is my comment in Jesse’s blog:
–I just read some news about fire in San Diego, and I think about you. I don’t know if you are in that city or not, but I hope you are fine.
–My favorite Almodovar’s film concerning gay topic is LAW OF DESIRE.
–BEAUTIFUL THING is also one of my most favorite films. I didn’t know that it was adapted from a play.
–Before I read your post, I hadn’t heard about THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS before. It seems interesting.
–I also love THE HOURS very much. I think I saw it three times on the big screen. MYSTERIOUS SKIN and THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY are my favorite films, too.
–I watched REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE a long time ago, and didn’t know that it has something homosexual in it. How I was so blind!
–As for my list, this list is not “my favorite gay films”, but it is “my favorite films which have something gay in it”, though that “something” might be just a tiny part in the film. I don’t like the limitation of the word “gay films”, so I try to broaden my list as much as possible.
FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL FILMS
In alphabetical order:
1.ALL YOU CAN EAT (1993, Michael Brynntrup, Germany, 5:30 min)
2.THE ASCENT OF CHIMBORAZO (1989, Rainer Simon, East Germany)
3.BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY – LEGEND OF BIG HORN (1983, Genji Nakamura)
4.BEAU TRAVAIL (1999, Claire Denis)
5.BILLY’S HOLLYWOOD SCREEN KISS (1998, Tommy O’Haver)
6.CACHE (1998, Carolyn Coal)
7.THE CHERRY ORCHARD (1990, Shun Nakahara)
8.LE DOSSIER 51 (1978, Michel Deville)
9.DUCK SEASON (2004, Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico)
10.O FANTASMA (2000, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal)
11.FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (1969, Toshio Matsumoto)
12.THE GARDEN (1990, Derek Jarman)
13.THE HOURS AND TIMES (1991, Christopher Munch)
14.THE IMAGE OF DORIAN GRAY IN THE YELLOW PRESS (1984, Ulrike Ottinger, West Germany)
15.LOLA AND BILLY THE KID (1998, Kutlug Ataman, Germany)
16.THE MASSEUR (2005, Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)
17.MAURICE (1987, James Ivory)
18.MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985, Stephen Frears)
19.PIRATED (2000, Nguyen Tan Hoang, USA, 11 min)
20.A PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS (1978, Arturo Ripstein, Mexico)
21.PRIEST (1994, Antonia Bird)
22.RITES OF PASSAGE (1999, Victor Salva)
23.SPIN THE BOTTLE (1997, Jamie Yerkes)
24.SWORDSMAN II (1992, Ching Siu-Tung,
25.TABOO PARLOUR (1994, Monika Treut)
26.TAXI ZUM KLO (1980, Frank Ripploh, West Germany)
27.TORCH SONG TRILOGY (1988, Paul Bogart)
28.UNDER ONE ROOF (2002, Todd Wilson)
29.A VIRUS KNOWS NO MORALS (1985, Rosa von Praunheim, West Germany)
30.WOMEN IN REVOLT (1971, Paul Morrissey)
FAVORITE THAI FILMS
1.BUS-STOP (2004, Tossaporn Mongkol)
2.DEEP INSIDE (PLEUK) (2002, Chumpol Thongthab, 23 min)
3.DOWN THE RIVER (2004, Anucha Boonyawatana)
4.EXOTIC 101 (Michael Shaowanasai)
I saw this film in 1999, but I don’t know exactly when it was made.
5.FANTASMAGORIE (2004, Surachai Pattanakijpaibool)
6.I AM A MAN (CHAN POOSHAY NAYA) (1987, M.L. Bhandevanop Devakul)
7.METROSEXUAL (2006, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon)
8.ONE TRUE THING (2007, Vichart Somkaew)
9.TROPICAL MALADY (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
10.UNSEEN BANGKOK (2004, Thunska Pansittivorakul)