2013 Seoul LGBT Film Festival Day 1, Thursday January 6th

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Today is the opening of the film festival! Vito has already been screened this morning, and Kiss Me is about to start. Oops.

Today is the opening of the film festival! Vito has already been screened this morning, and Kiss Me is about to start. Oops.

10:30 Vito 비토: The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of “The Celluloid Closet,” and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s. (IMDB)


12:30 Kiss Me (키스 미)MIA (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and FRIDA (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents’ engagement party. Mia’s father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida’s mother, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse’s daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences. (IMDB) Swedish with Korean subtitles. 

14:30 Parade (퍼레이드)A homophobic, middle-aged, Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country. RADMILO (35) and MIRKO (30) are young and successful gay couple, and they would be a happy couple anywhere else except in – Serbia. They try to live discreetly but still, every day they are abused by the homophobic majority. Plus, Mirko is a gay rights activist, and his dream is to organize the first successful PRIDE event in Belgrade. This is almost a “mission impossible”; in 2001, an attempt to hold PRIDE in Belgrade ended up in bloodshed. One decade later, the situation is not much better – nationalist and neo-Nazi organizations prepare another massacre in case of holding the gay parade, while the police refuse to provide protection for the participants. A strange couple arrives in Radmilo’s and Mirko’s life – LEMON (45) an ex criminal and war veteran, the owner of a small security company and his fiance – PEARL (30) a beauty parlor owner. Radmilo, a successful … Written by Srdjan Dragojevic (IMDB) Serbian with Korean subtitles


19:30 Opening Ceremony: Out in the Dark (아웃 인 더 다크) A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer. (IMDB) Hebrew and English with Koren subtitles.


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