A film from South Korea about a pastry
shop will open the 20th Melbourne
Queer Film Festival next month.
An estimated 20,000 gay film
enthusiasts are expected to attend the 12-day event, making
Melbourne's GLBT film festival one of the largest in the world.
The festival's opening night will
highlight a sweet treat from South Korea: a movie with a gay romance
between two men at its center.
Director Min Kyu-dong's Antique
is based on the Japanese manga comic Seiyo Kotto Yagashiten,
written by Fumi Yoshinaga.
Rich playboy Jin-hyuk opens a pastry
shop to find the love of his life. He hires gay pastry chef Sun-woo
and two other attractive men to help build his business. While two
of the men are straight and a third is questioning, the film brims
with homoerotic undertones.
Sun-woo, however, is described as a
“gay of demonic charm” in the film's subtitles. Soon, Sun-woo's
Parisian lover shows up to lure him back to the City of Love.
Antique is among more than 100
features, shorts and documentaries to be screened at the festival,
which begins March 17.
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