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The TEDDY AWARD Film List 2009

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Feature Film

People who added this item 395 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Love Exposure (2009)

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.
People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2

The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York City.
People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Ander (2009)

The story of a man who injures his leg and the peruvian immigrant he hires temporarily to help him with his small farm.
People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Bone Man (2009)

Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.
People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.9

A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.
People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.1
End Of Love (2009)

Stuck in a Christian 'rehabilitation' camp, Ming recalls his double life, a whirlwind of sex and drugs as a rent boy, and a sedate, romantic life with the older and more conservative Yen. Secrets and lies haunt their relationship, as Ming's mother confronts her son's sexuality in a most extreme fashion and Yen tries to get Ming to give up hustling.

14 gay and lesbian filmmakers from Tel Aviv present short films about their sexuality.
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 4.8

Still grieving and off balance due to the death of her love, a German lesbian artist discovers she has attracted a mysterious, but sexy Taiwanese journalist.

"Land of Scarecrows" is a coproduction between South Korea and France
The movie depicts the inharmonious relationships, which cause an inevitable tragedy. A Filipina Rein comes to Korea to earn money. She falls in love with Ji-young and marries him but is shocked to discover that he is a transgender. She encounters another Filipino Loittan and finds herself drawn to him. Not knowing that Loittan’s adoptive father is her husband, Rein promises Loittan to meet his father together. 15 and over.

A group of people are gathered at a boy's funeral. Jun-ki, a closet gay and physical therapist; Jeong-hee, a high-school teacher and struggling crime-story writer; A-mi, a mute teenage girl with a part-time job as a mortician. These are also the leading characters in the novel that a boy named Hee-jun has been writing. Each of them recollects threads of the past connected with the boy. The young author, a mysterious teenage boy, is writing a novel, titled "Members of the Funeral." He wants to gather its leading characters into one place for the perfect ending to the story. He thinks his own funeral would be the right place to gather them. Finally, Jun-ki, Jeong-hee and Aimee come together at Hee-jun's funeral. They don't know why eacho f them visits the funeral. Maybe they are family.
People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.3
Miao Miao (2008)

The bisexual owner of a record store and a new girl in town bond over Jack Kerouac. Meanwhile, a girl in her class falls in love with her.
People who added this item 2004 Average listal rating (1173 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Milk (2009)

Mr. Milk (1930-1978) was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisors’ board of San Francisco. The following year, both he and the city’s mayor George Moscone were shot to death by another city supervisor, Dan White. Mr. Milk was previously the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary feature “The Times of Harvey Milk,” but “Milk” – filmed on location in San Francisco – is the first non-documentary feature to explore the man’s life and career.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 7
Pedro (2008)

In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive gay man to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience of 'The Real World: San Francisco' identified easily with this intelligent, good-looking Latino. His presence on the show also meant that audiences in the United States and abroad had to engage with the topic of AIDS. A screen adaptation of Pedro Zamora's life: his childhood in Havana as the youngest of eight children, his immigration to the United States, his hard work as an AIDS activist, his appearance on 'The Real World' as well as the short time that was left to him subsequently.
People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6.1
Best Feature Film

A story of love, sex and destiny, by director Julian Hernandez. Youthful Kieri and Ryo share a deep and passionate love for each other. Kieri sets off in search of his soul mate after Ryo is kidnapped. A female spirit is with Kieri as he searches for Ryo. Ryo escapes and the pair will have to work hard to prove their love for each other as obstacles are placed in their path along the way.
People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 4.8
Rage (2009)

With a star-studded line-up that includes Jude Law, Judi Dench, Dianne Wiest, John Leguizamo, Simon Abkarian and Steve Buscemi, the film is a bitterly funny exposé of the inner lives of individuals working at a New York fashion house – as if shot by a schoolboy on his cellphone camera - over seven days in which an accident on the runway becomes a murder investigation.
People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.1

Two lovers decide to spend some time together outdoors in the woods but as they lose sight of their bikes, they are are left to deal with each other.
People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
A Woman's Way (2009)

George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young transsexual prostitute. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love. But the past is catching up with George. With Strella on his side he will have to find a new way out.
People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Countess (2009)

Blaming her advancing age for a failed romance with a younger man, 16th-century Hungarian countess Erzebet Báthory begins murdering virgin girls and bathing in their blood, believing that the grim ritual will restore her youthful beauty.
People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.6

Ricky leaves Hong Kong for Switzerland to look for the lost soul and the past of his deceased Swiss lover, Pascal. Ricky struggles with the confusion of memories, reality and illusion.
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Documentary Film

Gerhard Rehbein is a station master on the underground, his wife Helga a bubbly and practical propagandist and housewife. Their son, Thomas, born in 1967, loves to sit in his winged-back chair and ponder how to make the best of his life. He starts studying at the age of 30. Today he is a freelance photographer, his future open and uncertain. His mother has always worried about her son: "Sometimes, he's a little bit of a dreamer. But at some point he has to start earning his living."
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.7
Kiss The Moon (2009)

An examination of how transgenders live in Pakistani culture.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.8

In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unusual symbol of unity that defies generations of segregation, violence and prejudice: a gay bar called Shushan. CITY OF BORDERS goes inside this underground sanctuary where people of opposing nationalities, religions and sexual orientations create an island of peace in a land divided by war.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.9
Fig Trees (2009)
Best Documentary

In 1999, South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat went on a treatment strike, refusing to take his pills until they were widely available to all South Africans. This symbolic act became a cause celebre, helping build his group Treatment Action Campaign into a national movement - yet with each passing month, Zackie grew sicker.

Comrade Couture« is a journey into the world of the fashionistas and Bohemians of East Berlin in the 80s. A fantasy world within East Germany's restricted everyday life. Director Marco Wilms was himself a model at GDR's fashion institute.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 8.5
Little Joe (2009)

“Andy Warhol made him famous. Underground cinema made him a sex idol. His body turned him into a legend.” – Joe Dallesandro turned sixty on New Year’s Eve last year. He looks back on a career as a male sex symbol that spans 40 years. The foundation stone of this career was laid in Andy Warhol’s “Factory”, in his performance as a rent boy in Flesh (1968); this was followed by appearances in other films made by Paul Morrissey, the man who dis­covered him, such as the 1970 work Trash, Andy Warhol’s Franken­stein (1973) and Andy Warhol’s Dracula (1974), which eventually brought him to Europe where he made Black Moon with Louis Malle and Merry-Go-Round with Jacques Rivette in the mid-seventies. Dallesandro, once dubbed ‘the underground Valentino’, also finds mention as ‘Little Joe’ (… ‘A hustle here and a hustle there’ …) in Lou Reed’s 1972 song “Walk on the Wild Side”; the jeans-clad male hips on the cover of the Rolling Stones’ album “Sticky Fingers” are his. He is renowned as having been the only guy with the courage to respond in no uncertain terms to a punch thrown by Norman Mailer at a party. Photographer and gallery owner Vedra Mehagian Dallesandro is the daughter of this living legend. The documentary she has produced is an extremely personal portrait. How can one begin to do justice to an icon such as Joe Dallesandro in the space of ninety minutes? “This was indeed my greatest challenge”, says director Nicole Haeusser of her work. “Joe broke many barriers and set new standards, but underneath it all is a person who stayed humble and has an incredible in­sight into what fame can do for you and to you.”
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.9

Jochen Hick's film portrays Tom Weise, the producer of the HustlaBall, ­an event originally created in order to encourage the acceptance of male prostitutes, but also to launch a rent boy website. After his parents split and, having lost all contact with them, this slightly-built former student of politics decides to go to New York at the beginning of the 1990s. Being virus-positive, he is obliged to live in the USA illegally. In fact, according to the law, he cannot even pay a visit to this country. At first Tom has a hard time eking out a living as an escort. Unable to earn enough money, he winds up on the streets without a roof over his head. In the end, he succeeds in helping Jeffrey Davis set up an internet page, rentboy.com, which, ten years later, becomes the largest website for escorts. Increasingly beset by health issues, loneliness and drug abuse, in 2006 Tom eventually finds someone with whom he can share his life. He and his African-American partner decide to go to Berlin. This marks Tom¹s first trip to Germany in 15 years. A few days after their arrival, the Berlin Hustla Ball takes place. The ostensibly self-confident businessman of the film¹s first few minutes gradually reveals himself to be a man with weaknesses, fears and dreams. Initially following Tom Weise as he organises the last of his parties in the US, the film then accompanies him as he returns to Berlin. Besides being a vibrant portrait, Hick's film is also a socio-cultural exploration of the New World and the old, as reflected in a marginalised group. His documentary also affords a fascinating insight into the universe and the minds of escorts and party-makers.
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Short Film

People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.9
Best Short Film

The filmmaker, fighting ovarian cancer, stage 3, returns to her experimental roots, in a multilayered film of numerous chemotherapy sessions with images of light and movement that take her far from the hospital bed. A a cancer 'thriver' rather than 'survivor', Barbara Hammer rides the red hills of Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, the grassy foothlls of the Big Horn in Wyoming, and leafy paths in Woodstock, New York changing illness into recovery. The haunting and wondrous music of Meredith Monk underscores and celebrates in this film that lifts us up when we might be most discouraged.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.6

Images set to a tape recording that slain San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk made in November 1977 to be played in case he was killed.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.1
Contre-jour (2009)

“The look with which we comprehend the world and which the world casts back at us breaks up in CONTRE-JOUR into disquieting fragments. Blurs, flashes and stroboscope montages disintegrate reality into shadowy images that inflict pain on the retina. A spotlight cuts an exact shape of an individual out of the darkness. ‘I wish you could see what I see’ remains a futile hope. Blind spots gape between self-perception and the perception of others.”

Un portret al scriitorului Napoleon Seyfarth ale carui carti, Pigs Should Be Naked (Schweine mussen nackt sein) si To Pig or not to Pig (Schwein oder Nicht-Schwein) au patruns fulgerator in randul operelor cult.
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5
Dish (2009)

Emo kids Israel and Louie walk around their east Los Angeles neighborhood dishing about their high school classmates. After listening to Louie boast about his sexual escapades, Israel decides he has some catching up to do.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.2
Gevald (2008)

A queer musical. “Shushan”, the only queer bar in Jerusalem, is the setting for this film which takes place on an evening in November, 2006. The next day, a private ‘pride parade’ is due to take place – a smaller procession having had to be cancelled on account of threats of violence from religious organisations. But then, during the course of this evening, a devout woman changes sides …
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.4

A former military officer makes a film about a man he encountered in Tanjong Rhu, a secluded cruising ground.
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.1
The Island (2009)

A filmmaker with a vivid imagination considers, with the help of animation, a piece of fan mail he received. What if all the gays in the world were put on an island?
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The first Sarajevo Queer Festival took place in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Threats had been made during the run-up to the event and, at the event’s opening, there were indeed attacks on both the festival’s organisers and those taking part. The first Queer Sarajevo Festival (QSF) was scheduled to take place from September 24-28, 2008, coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The „city of tolerance and multiculture" framed the QSF as, faggot's provocation" and its organizers as „imported scum activists". The government, subtly and verbally, hooligans and wahhabis, brutally and physically, stood on the same side -- against the festival. The police was somewhere in between. QSF was opened leaving a dozen of people injured. Although it did not continue, it remains open, questioning the very nature of democracy in BiH.

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