Pride: the 5 films that celebrate the universal love

Pride: the 5 films that celebrate the universal love

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Art

My Beautiful Laundrette

Omar, a young Pakistani, manages to convince his uncle to let him run his old laundry. Johnny, played by a young Daniel Day-Lewis, helps him with the renovation and start-up of his new business. Their friendship will soon turn into a love story told with simplicity, without great romantic gestures, without epic scenes, but with the same shamelessness that has a love that is forced to grow in a context in which it is hardly contemplated. 

My Beautiful Laundrette, outré to deal with the theme of homosexual love, gives us a glimpse of London during the Thatcher government and of the life of the Pakistani community in the capital. 

my beautuful laundrette pride film | Collater.al
my beautuful laundrette pride film | Collater.al

Milk

We can’t help but mention Milk, the biographical film about the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly declared gay man to hold a public office in America. The director is played by Sean Penn, who, thanks to his extraordinary performance, won the Oscar for Best Actor. 

The strength of this film lies in the choice of director Gus Van Sant to focus not only on the private life of the protagonist but to emphasize and recreate the American political atmosphere of the ’70s, witnessing a period of social change and ideologies. 

“His life changed history. His courage changed lives.”

milk pride film | Collater.al
milk pride film | Collater.al

The Danish Girl 

We continue with another biographical film that tells a story even before that of Milk. We are in the 1920s in Denmark and follow the story of Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander). Their marriage, and their lives, change when she asks her husband to pose for a painting instead of a dancer. It is at this moment that Einar understands that something in him is changing, indeed, that something that has always been latent in the depths of his heart is surfacing. 

Einar Wegener is the first person in history to be identified as a transsexual, in fact, after 5 operations (in the film they are less) and lengthy negotiations, she was officially recognized by the state as a woman, or as Lili Elbe. 

The Danish Girl is a must-see, both for its important history and for the brilliant performance of both leading actors. 

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the danish girl pride film | Collater.al 2

Call Me By Your Name

What list would you be without Call Me By Your Name? The film that won Italian director and screenwriter Luca Guadagnino an Oscar for Best Non-original Screenplay. This is perhaps the film that took the theme of homosexual love to another level. That between Elio and Oliver is a love story told without stereotypes and with simplicity, a summer love capable of upsetting an entire life. 

Call Me By Your Name to see for dozens and dozens of reasons, from the perfection of the script to the fantastic Italian landscapes that frame it, to the heartfelt and profound interpretations of both Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. 

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pride film | Collater.al

Brokeback Mountain

Let’s close with a beautiful story of troubled and suffering love, that between Ennis and Jack, which makes Brokeback Mountain one of the best movies that deal with the theme of homosexual love. 

The strength of this film is to tell a love story, with its obstacles and its romantic moments, but also to set the whole story during the ’60s, in Wayoming and play on the contrast between the common thought of society at that time and the feelings between the two protagonists. 

We are not saying that the film has been a huge success among the public, making it one of those masterpieces always current and that never go out of fashion, but also a great critical success, coming to win three Oscars. 

If we have not yet managed to convince you, maybe the names of Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger will do so. 

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Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea and his intimate and emotional shots

Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea and his intimate and emotional shots

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Photography

How great would it be to sneak into other people’s lives? To follow them in their intimacy, safe from being seen? That’s exactly what Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea allows us to do. 

Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea, on Instagram as @greyheavens, was born in Ukraine and at the age of three was adopted by a Basque family. His adolescence was spent in different Spanish cities such as Irun, Valladolid and Madrid, until a few years ago he decided to move to London, where he still lives and works today. 
Art in all its forms, from dance to music, has always been part of Aritz’s life, but in the end, photography won du all. 

“There came a time when I knew that I couldn’t do every type of art, I opted to follow Photography as this gave me the freedom to talk about life in a way others could interact with. “

We, as soon as we saw them, fell in love with his shots. 

They are intimate photographs, in which do we see boys, girls, young couples captured in their everyday life, in their private moments, in which every mask falls and the truest feelings remain. 

“I would define my photography as intimate, vulnerable and even psychological, but above all, human.”

Through the works of Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea we sneak into the lives of others, we become invisible spectators, hidden behind doors and windows. We get lost in the melancholic faces and feel all the heaviness of the body and emotions let go. 

Below is a selection of his shots, but to find out more follow him on Instagram

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Exploration of femininity in Prue Stent’s photography

Exploration of femininity in Prue Stent’s photography

Buddy · 3 days ago · Photography

Prue Stent is a young Sydney based photographer who knows what femininity is today and shows it to us without too many frills.

She began to investigate the world of photography in adolescence, at sixteen. And in her four photographic projects, a common thread seems to link all her shots: the women. Sarcastic, beautiful, abandoned, surreal, intriguing, a little extravagant. She bows her uses a range of colors to express all the femininity in the world. Soft tones that smell of marshmallows.

Prue says she likes to work spontaneously. And this is perceptible in every shot, which seems like an instinctive game. This helps to experiment, to explore, to reflect on a new beauty linked to the female body that is not an object to be immortalized, but a statue that shows her beauty only when she is left free to act spontaneously.

L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @palacheva_photo, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @mariyaleksa_ph, @bengal_light, @_eleonoram_, @elaverre, @stefaniaaugus80, @palindroma_, @missgherard, @noveprimavere__.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Ironic and surreal photos by Kostis Fokas

Ironic and surreal photos by Kostis Fokas

Buddy · 13 hours ago · Photography

Kostis Fokas is is a conceptual photographer whose artistic practice revolves around the exploration of the complexities of the human body.

His work focuses on the interplay between youth culture and eroticism and widely reflects aspects of his inner self. He is irreverent, sensual, arrogan, humorous, provocative and energetic.

He was born in Greece, precisely in Athens, where probably growing up among statues of gods and water lilies, he understood that behind the pose of a body there is a world of forms to explore.

Boredom and reality do not interest him and his shots prove it. He knows how to handle the world and his room to his liking. By controlling every color detail, every light source, he creates a shot that is an estrangement from everyday life, that he knows of Tumblr and surrealism.

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