2013: 10th edition

august 28
september 7
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28/08/2013 h 17:00Darsena
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Followed by Q&A

30/08/2013 h 19:00Giorgione, Cannaregio

31/08/2013 h 09:00Casinò
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31/08/2013 h 19:00Excelsior, Mestre

06/09/2013 h 14:30Casinò
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Official Selection
by Bruce LaBruce
World premiere
Canada (Québec), 2013, 85', HD, color

screenplay Bruce LaBruce, Daniel Allen Cox
cinematography Nicolas Canniccioni
editing Glenn Berman
music Ramachandra Borcar
sound Tod Van Dyk, Bruno Pucella, Isabelle Lussier
art direction Olivier Laberge
costumes Marilyne Garceau
cast Pier Gabriel Lajoie (Lake)Walter Borden (Mr. Peabody)
Katie Boland (Désirée)Marie-Hélène Thibault (Marie)

Nicolas Comeau, Leonard Farlinger, Jennifer Jonas
productions 1976 Productions, New Real Films
with the support of SODEC, Téléfilm Canada
Québec Tax Credit, Ontario Tax Credit, Canadian Tax Credit

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18-year-old Lake has a sweet activist girlfriend, but one day discovers he has an unusual attraction for the elderly. Fate conspires to land him a summer job at a nursing home where he develops a tender relationship with Mr. Peabody. Discovering that the patients are being over-medicated to make them easier to manage, Lake decides to wean him off his medication and help him escape, resulting in a humorous and heartfelt road trip that strengthens their bond.

"Over the years I've encountered a number of young people with very specific fetishes involving relationships with much older people, and it's always intrigued me. I've been told stories, most often by younger men, of their first sexual experience having been with a man in his sixties or older. Sometimes it's a one time thing, but sometimes the fetish seems to persist. For Gerontophilia, I wanted to create a character with some of these same impulses, but who isn't doing it for the money. In that sense I've configured him as a kind of saint. My films, no matter how extreme or pornographic, have always had an intense strain of romanticism running through them. Whether it's the relationship between a hairdresser and a skinhead, or a hustler and a john, the attachments are emotional and romantic, even when there is a very specific and sometimes extreme and taboo fetish involved. So I've always played somewhat ironically with rom-com conventions. WithGerontophilia I wanted to engage these conventions even further, and with a more subtle sense of irony." [Bruce LaBruce]

Bruce LaBruce began his career in the mid eighties making a series of short experimental super 8 films and co-editing, with G. B. Jones, a punk fanzine called J.D.s, which began the queercore movement. From 1991 to 1996, he directed and starred in three feature-length movies, No Skin Off My AssSuper 8 1/2 and Hustler White. Since 2000, he has directed three art/porn features, Skin FlickThe Raspberry Reich and L.A. Zombie; as well as the independent feature Otto; or, Up with Dead People. In 2010 LaBruce directed two episodes of the ARTE documentary series Into the Night with…, one featuring Harmony Korine and Gaspar Noé, the other featuring Béatrice Dalle and Virginie Despentes. In 1997, Bruce LaBruce wrote a premature memoir entitled The Reluctant Pornographer. The following year, the Plug-In Gallery in Winnipeg, Canada, published a book on his work, Ride Queer Ride. In the past several years, Bruce LaBruce has written and directed three theatrical productions: Cheap Blacky (2007), The Bad Breast; or, The Strange Case of Theda Lange (2009) and Macho Family Romance (2009). He is also a regular contributor to many magazines and newspapers, as both a writer and photographer. LaBruce held his first solo show of photographs at the Alleged Gallery in New York in December 1999, while his latest, entitled "Obscenity", premiered in Madrid at La Fresh Gallery in 2012. The versatile artist also directed his first opera, an adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, in Berlin in 2011.

2013 Gerontophilia
2010 L.A. Zombie
2010 Weekend In Alphaville (sm)
2009 The Bad Breast; or, The Strange Case of Theda Lange (sm)
2008 Otto; or, Up with Dead People
2008 Give Piece of Ass a Chance (sm)
2004 The Raspberry Reich
2000 Skin Flick
1996 Hustler White
1994 Super 8 1/2
1991 No Skin Off My Ass
1988 I Know What It's Like to be Dead (sm)
1988 Slam! (sm)
1987 Boy/Girl (sm)
1987 Bruce and Pepper Wayne Gacy's Home Movies (sm)


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