Spain, 2013, 87 Minute Running Time
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Gay/Lesbian, Latino, Romantic Comedy
Program: True Stories
Language: Catalan English Sub-Titles
Both larger-than-life and utterly down to earth, museum expert Ignasi Millet is introduced showing off his comically vast arsenal of prescription drugs. In a series of sparkling, rapid-fire conversations with close friends and immediate family, he examines his relationship with his parents – both of them renowned painters – as well as fatherhood, his fluidly gay identity, and his 14-year relationship with the mother of his two grown sons. He shares his provocative thoughts on art, religion, sex, Catalan independence and much more. It’s all intercut with playful footage of Ignasi trying on clothes and shopping for sex toys, as well as a matter-of-fact visit to an HIV clinic.
Directed by the renowned Catalan filmmaker Ventura Pons ("What’s It All About", "Anita Takes a Chance"), Ignasi M. is a window into the heart, mind and psyche of a refreshingly fearless and thoughtful character – a bubbling source of wisdom, humor and self-acceptance with a clear-eyed and joyful approach to life.
DIRECTOR: Ventura Pons
Producer: Ventura Pons
Editor: Marc Matons
Screenwriter: Ventura Pons
Cinematographer: Andalu Vila San Juan
Principal Cast: Ignasi Millet
Filmography: Year of Grace (2011)
Barcelona (a map) (2007)
Food of Love (2002)
Anita Takes A Chance (2001)
To Die (or Not) (2000)
What’s It All About? (1995)
Ocana, an Intermittant Portrait (1978)
Print Source: Els Films de la Rambla, S.A.
Official Film Website