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montreal LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS film festival

Evening Shadows

Sridhar Rangayan 2018 India 102min hindi s.-t.en.

Partially crowdfunded by the film’s groundbreaking director, Sridhar Rangayan (whose The Pink Mirror is still banned in India due to its portrayal of gay and transsexual characters), Evening Shadows is a richly cinematographic story of a young photographer’s return to his South Indian home after four years in less conservative Mumbai. Kartik – as portrayed by the charming, impossibly handsome Devansh Doshi – is an energetic, sing-out-loud flurry of phone calls and playful jibes at his beloved mother, Vasudha (Mona Ambergaonkar). His demanding, acerbic father (Anant Mahadevan) is not so amused. He wants Kartik to settle down with a wife and perform the sacred duties of a son. Kartik, caught between his life in Mumbai with his loving partner and the indelible bond with his mother, is left carrying the burden of his secret, a situation complicated by a sexual past with his uncle and the impending Supreme Court vote on Sec 377, which criminalized homosexual sex beginning in 1861. Like the great temples once buried in sand that Kartik and Vasudha visit, both son and mother need their true glory unearthed or they risk leaving their relationship in ruins. – Michael Belcher

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Sweet and Sour

Ann Sun United States cantonese & english 6min 2017 s.-t.en

A gay Chinese American believes that his traditional mom would have a hard time accepting his boyfriend. However, it turns out that she is more complex than he has supposed.

Université Concordia Cinéma Alexandre de Sève