Sheffield DocFest 2008

The organisers say: "Some of the most exciting documentary cinema is coming straight out of the world of gay and lesbian filmmaking. They touch on the political, the personal, love, and other catastrophes – and always make for brilliant viewing."

View other Sheffield DocFest Films by strand: Anti Docs, Arts Docs, Green Docs, Kinky Docs, MeetMarket Pitched, Miscellaneous, Music Docs, Nick Broomfield Retrospective, Ogawa Retrospective, Regime Change, Scottish Docs, Sports Docs, Student Docs, Toronto International Film Festival Focus, Youth Jury Doc

Suddenly Last Winter Suddenly Last Winter
Suddenly Last Winter and Heart
Heart (Country: Australia; Year: 2008; Director: Amy Gebhardt), Official Site
Tracing a tumultous 17-year relationship.
Prodigal Sons (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Kimberly Reed), Official Site
Once the star quarter back in school, Kimberly is now a woman. She returns to her hometown in mid-western USA to attend the high school and to make amends with past.
Suddenly Last Winter (Improvvisamente, l'inverno Scorso) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi), Official Site
A gay couple lift the lid on homophobia in Italy.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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