Gerontophilia

Gerontophilia
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Gerontophilia
Canada, 2013, 90 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian, Seniors
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: English

Bruce LaBruce – bad-boy purveyor of sexually transgressive "lo-fi" movies mixing art and trash in equal measure ("Hustler White", "L. A. Zombie") – shocks us with his latest in an altogether different way: his May-December romance between supposedly straight, fresh-faced 18-year-old Lake (Pier-Gabriel Lajoie) and the octogenarian (Walter Borden) he cares for in a home for the elderly is as gentle and pleasing as the Canadian gay icon’s earlier works were hardcore and confrontational.

Wittily dubbed Harold and Claude by The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney, "Gerontophilia" has Lake (whose bedroom sports a large poster of the aged Mahatma Gandhi) discovering his sexual predilection for elderly males while giving mouth-to-mouth to a near-drowned pensioner at the local pool. The youngster takes a job at a care home to be near older men and it’s there he meets Melvyn, an 81-year-old who springs to life when Lake begins replacing his meds with martinis. When the higher-ups discover that Lake and Melvyn are having sex, it is time for our dynamic duo to hit the road…

Winner: Best Feature Film, Montreal Festival of New Cinema

Filmmaker(s) attending: Director

DIRECTOR: Bruce LaBruce
Producer: Nicolas Comeau, Leonard Farlinger, Jennifer Jonas
Editor: Glenn Berman
Screenwriter: Bruce La Bruce, Daniel Allen Cox
Cinematographer: Nicolas Canniccioni
Music: Ramachandra Borcar
Principal Cast: Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Border, Katie Boland, Marie-Hélène Thibault
Filmography: L.A. Zombie (2010)
The Raspberry Reich (2004)
Skin Flick (1998)
Hustler White (1996)
No Skin Off My Ass (1991)
Print Source: Film Option International

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