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The Blue Flower of Novalis

A Rosa Azul de Novalis

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Directed by Gustavo Vinagre, Rodrigo Carneiro
Brazil, 2019
Documentary, LGBTQ+
      Portuguese
      English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Marcelo, a dandy of about 40 years, has a memory like no other. Monologuing between coffee and hookups, he holds court on a wide range of topics: his HIV status, his Catholic grandmother, and his unusual sexual fantasies. At times, he takes himself for Genghis Khan or poet-philosopher Novalis.

Our take

How best to describe the seductive figure of this visceral, vérité portrait? Like the film itself, the audaciously bawdy queer poet Marcelo Diorio is full of provocation, tackling the boldest, most taboo of topics—like sex, incest, and death—with his wildly explicit sense of humor. The cheek of it!

Synopsis

Marcelo, a dandy of about 40 years, has a memory like no other. Monologuing between coffee and hookups, he holds court on a wide range of topics: his HIV status, his Catholic grandmother, and his unusual sexual fantasies. At times, he takes himself for Genghis Khan or poet-philosopher Novalis.

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The Blue Flower of NovalisDirected byGustavo Vinagre, Rodrigo Carneiro
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Berlin International Film Festival
2019

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