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Photo album: Gay cinema’s brightest stars were at 64th Berlinale

Ten-day festival presented a bold and exciting lineup of queer cinema

The Berlin International Film Festival last month showcased some of the hottest talent in global filmmaking, both old school and new. From press conferences to post-screening audience talks to the red carpet at the glamorous LGBT-themed Teddy Awards ceremony, our cameras were there to catch all the action. You can read more about the films screened at Berlinale 2014 in our wrap-up coverage. In the meantime, here are a few photos of the celebrities on hand.  

Festival excellence came this year from Ira Sachs’s (above left) tender American drama Love Is Strange, starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow (above right) as an older couple who, finally able to legally marry, are still forced to weather the unexpected effects of homophobia. 

The attention to detail and beauty in French director Jalil Lesperts biopic Yves Saint Laurent is impeccable and often breathtaking, and fabulous lead Pierre Niney (above) isnt at all hard to look at either.

Clemens Schick, from Karim Aïnouzs Praia do Futuro from Brazil, the only gay film in competition for the esteemed Golden Bear.

Eduardo Roy, Jrs Quick Change, from the Philippines, is loaded with close-up shots of trans women being injected with collagen.

Members of the jury for the Teddy Awards.

Chris Mason Johnson and Scott Marlowe.

Local Berlin celebrity Gloria Viagara.

Roy Dib’s Mondial 2010, from Lebanon, an unusual look at life in the Palestinian territories, took home the Teddy for Best Short. 

Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp, from Stefan Haupt’s Swiss gay history flick The Circle (Der Kreis)which took home the Teddy Awards for Best Feature and Best Documentary.

(left to right) Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Daniel Ribeiro, Diana Almeida and Tess Amorim, from Daniel Ribeiro’s blind teen romance The Way He Looks (Hoje eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) from Brazil.