Homoerotic for the Holidays
Queer love and desire smolder behind bars in these unconventional holiday tales. Harry Lighton’s expectation-defying short WREN BOYS spins off in increasingly surprising directions as it unravels the relationships between an incarcerated man, his boyfriend on the outside, and an Irish Catholic priest. Then, Japanese electronic-pop icon Ryuichi Sakamoto only has eyes for David Bowie in Nagisa Oshima’s offbeat POW drama MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE, a heartrending holiday movie unlike any other.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Directed by Nagisa Oshima • 1983 • Japan
Starring David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tom Conti
In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Rock star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed ...