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BEAR CUB (2004)

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"A complex, finely woven tale of non-traditional family. Such enjoyments are far too rare." -- Gabriel Shanks, MIXED REVIEWS "Bearded, burly and even balding, these 'bears' are a refreshing change from the depilated, youth-obsessed men of Queer as Folk." -- Ken Fox, TV GUIDE'S MOVIE GUIDE "BEAR CUB provides 100 minutes of wonderfully realised characters, many laughs, some tears and much valuable insight." -- Boyd Van Hoeij, EUROPEANFILMS.NET "It turns into a subtle character study that both gay and straight audiences will find moving." -- John Monaghan, DETROIT FREE PRESS "Lovable film."-- Eric Campos, FILM THREAT "A wise, sweet-natured Spanish film."--Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES "Bear Cub is much smarter than the average comedy."-- Jorge Morales, VILLAGE VOICE "It's enough to give you faith in family dramas again."-- Jessica Reaves, CHICAGO TRIBUNE "The film's ambitions are laudable, and it manages to be touching, funny and true to life."-- Ruthe Stein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


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Catalogue No. ACC0031
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723000318
DVD Release Date 8 Jun 2005
Director Miguel Albaladejo
Producer Juan Alexander
Cast David Castillo, Jose Luis Garcia Perez
Genre Gay Comedy/Drama
Rating R18+ (Nudity, Medium Level Sex Scenes)
Run Time 100 Minutes
Visual Format 2.35:1
Audio Format 2.0 Dolby Digital
Language Spanish (Optional English subtitles)
Special Features Deleted Scenes, Trailer
Quotes "A complex, finely woven tale of non-traditional family. Such enjoyments are far too rare." -- Gabriel Shanks, MIXED REVIEWS "Bearded, burly and even balding, these 'bears' are a refreshing change from the depilated, youth-obsessed men of Queer as Folk." -- Ken Fox, TV GUIDE'S MOVIE GUIDE "BEAR CUB provides 100 minutes of wonderfully realised characters, many laughs, some tears and much valuable insight." -- Boyd Van Hoeij, EUROPEANFILMS.NET "It turns into a subtle character study that both gay and straight audiences will find moving." -- John Monaghan, DETROIT FREE PRESS "Lovable film."-- Eric Campos, FILM THREAT "A wise, sweet-natured Spanish film."--Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES "Bear Cub is much smarter than the average comedy."-- Jorge Morales, VILLAGE VOICE "It's enough to give you faith in family dramas again."-- Jessica Reaves, CHICAGO TRIBUNE "The film's ambitions are laudable, and it manages to be touching, funny and true to life."-- Ruthe Stein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Awards Winner Best European Film- MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 2004 2005 Nominated GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Film 2005 Nominated Goya Best New Actor (Mejor Actor Revelacion) Jose Luis Garcia Perez

Synopsis
Pedro (Jose Luis Garcia-Perez) is an attractive homosexual dentist who lives a sexually active lifestyle. He offers to take care of his 9 year-old nephew Bernardo (David Castillo) for two weeks while the child's mother, Pedro's older sister Violeta (Elvira Lindo), goes off to India with her latest "hippie" boyfriend. Pedro modifies his sexual behavior and lifestyle, but quickly finds out that Bernardo is accepting of his homosexuality; he loves him for who he is. When Violeta suddenly becomes detained in India for illegal trafficking, Pedro finds himself the boy's caretaker and must face the challenges of raising a child. As the relationship between uncle and nephew gradually becomes tighter through real love, friendship and affection, Violeta's estranged mother, Dona Teresa (Empar Ferrer), arrives to reclaim the grandson she hardly knows. But as she finds out more about Pedro's life, Dona Teresa believes that the upbringing of a child should not be left in the hands of a homosexual. Soon a battle ensues, and against all odds Pedro and Bernando prove the meaning of 'real family', loyalty and above all, love.

Directed with startling honesty and sensitivity, Miguel Albaladejo's BEAR CUB is also a sweet and sexy charmer that has astounded audiences with its honest and real depiction of life for the modern day gay man.
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