Lesbian road movie honored at Istanbul festival
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 28 2003 11:00 PM ET
Suddenly (Tan De Repente), Argentinian director Diego Lerman's debut film--a road movie about a lesbian couple who try to lure a plump lingerie shop assistant into a romantic adventure--won the main prize Saturday at the closing of Istanbul's 22nd International Film Festival. The 26-year-old director has been dubbed a South American Jim Jarmusch or Wim Wenders, and his film has already notched up a respectable festival record with plaudits last year at Locarno, Switzerland, as well as Havana and Vienna's Viennale. The film took Istanbul's Golden Tulip in an international competition devoted this year to films that are about art or artists or are literary adaptations. Rebecca Miller, daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, won a special jury prize for Personal Velocity, her adaptation of her own book of short stories about three women at critical junctures in their lives. The international jury chose not to detail reasons for its choices.
- The Advocate's Person of the Year: Pope Francis
- Duck Dynasty Star Slams Sinful 'Homosexuals, Drunks, Terrorists'
- Meet the People Fired for Being LGBT in 2013
- Antigay Archbishop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor
- Phobie Awards: The 13 Worst People of the Year
- WATCH: Gay Military Couple Share 'A Story About Love'
- Women Kim Basinger is Sleek and Sexy in Pin-Striped Men's Suit December 18 2013 9:50 PM
- Women Op-ed: The Right's War on Christmas - The 2013 Edition! December 18 2013 9:06 PM
- Entertainment News Ian McKellen Surprised Hobbit Fans At Desolation of Smaug Screening December 18 2013 7:07 PM
- Travel Sia Wants You to Help the Street Animals of India December 18 2013 5:23 PM
- Media BBC to Air Buffy The Vampire Slayer Retrospective December 18 2013 4:54 PM
- Women WATCH: Julia Roberts Is the Caboose in an Ellen DeGeneres Conga Line! December 18 2013 4:49 PM
- Sports Chicago Gay Hockey Association Wins at Celebrating Christmas December 18 2013 4:19 PM