Ainhoa Azcona, Shota Buadze, Maria Flores, Pierrick Fouilleux
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NR (Equiv. to "R")
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"Longing Nights" Hits Home Video From QC Cinema
If you've been craving a film that weaves together sadness and sex, then I've got a perfect flick for you.
Up-and-coming filmmaker Tiago Leao's Longing Nights is short on actual story and yet compensates for this shortcoming with an abundance of sexcapades courtesy of a quartet of lonely sad sacks in Madrid including Aitana, whose choice to occasionally have sex for money is high-risk stuff, Rita, a lesbian dissatisfied with her partner, the attractive Pierrick, who longs for love but settles for sex, and Jorge, whose relationship with Maria is just plain miserable.
Are you depressed yet?
The film's unique structure, I guess sadness and sexuality is considered unique in artistic circles, led to some success on the film festival circuit before Longing Nights was picked up for distribution by QC Cinema, the LGBT distribution arm for Philly-based indie distributor Breaking Glass Pictures. It's a terrific home for the film as Breaking Glass does a nice job of marketing niche' films and tough to sell titles.
There's really no doubt that Longing Nights is a niche' film and has an audience with those who have a taste for uniquely expressed films about the not so tender side of human sexuality. While the scenes are graphic, we're not talking about porn here - we're simply talking about the side of human sexuality that often remains unspoken. The film is in the Spanish language with English subtitles, and the DVD includes deleted scenes, a photo gallery, and the film's trailer.
For more information on Longing Nights, visit the Breaking Glass Pictures website.
© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic