While last month’s “5 Queer RomCom’s For Valentine’s Day” was focused on the lovey-dovey romances, things get a bit darker this month. War is never a happy subject, often more tragic than not. These “5 Queer War Films” stunningly capture queer stories during wartime.
An interesting thing to note – all of these queer war films other than “Bent” are foreign! Part of this is natural, given that Europe was the battleground for WWII for four of these films. The conflict between Israel & Lebanon sets the background for “Yossi & Jagger”. As such, the native language of each location is used, which means subtitles for those of us who can’t follow along! But there’s another element to note when all of these war films are brought together – there’s a different film style, common with non-US produced films. With a stronger emphasis on the story and characters, these foreign films are almost more enjoyable as a result.
So grab a box of tissues and settle in to enjoy these “5 Queer War Films”. They might be difficult to watch due to the subject matter, but they are excellent films regardless.
[Note: Not all of these films have full reviews yet – but they’re added to the quickly growing list of films I plan to tackle soon!]