Upon Her Lips : Heartbeats is an intriguing collection of Lesbian love stories with lots to surprise and interest its audience.
In After His Death, Ayelet and her girlfriend are at Ayelet’s father’s funeral , where a chance discovery of photos leads to her finding her father’s secret male lover. The tension grows as her mother refuses to acknowledge the truth and Ayelet finds a surprising ally .
In Control we meet two women making hard work of their relationship and unsure what each wants.
Honeymoon is a tender romance with a twist. Two partners – Lucy and Johanna are on their honeymoon – one profoundly deaf and the other partially so . When they unearth prejudice in a third party it also surfaces in their own fragile relationship.
In Narciso, the barrier to a proper relationship seems to be language. As two women prepare food in a kitchen, one is teaching the other her language of Danish , but the twist is she is clearly teaching her wrong meanings – which comes to a head with an incident in their local supermarket. Not sure where this film thinks it’s going !
In Molt, we meet two girls – Sarah and 12-year-old Cadie – coming to terms with their sexuality, and the rituals of puberty. Tenderly and hauntingly told .
Forbidden Fruit is perhaps the trickiest subject matter of the collection . A mother’s affection for her 15-year-old daughter entering puberty seems domineering and unhealthy. An unnerving if beautifully filmed storyline.
For me the most engaging of the films is the strangely-spelt Bootwmn, a documentary about Deana McGuffin – a third-generation boot maker in Wichita Falls, who makes no secret of her Lesbianism nor of the unease she engenders in the rough tough male cowboy bootmakers she competes with in a contest. She’s a marvellous human being and I could have watched an hour of her.
Buddhi, Buddha shows us a young woman back from a spiritual journey to Nepal , who through practising meditation finds a beautifully depicted tactile loving relationship with her long-time female friend.
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