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Facing the Sun 1980

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Facing the Sun 1980

54 mins United Kingdom Director. Claude Whatham

Described in a review even at the time of its broadcast as “a real curate's egg”, this ITV drama introduces winsome art critic Peter (David Yelland) as he visits married artists Gilberto (Gerard Murphy) and Vera (Victoria Fairbrother) in Brazil for Christmas. Gilberto and Peter are more than friends though, and jealous romantic entanglements ensue when it becomes apparent that Gilberto’s marriage is not over just yet. Though Sao Paulo is unconvincingly rendered with studio sets and some of the accents are questionable, the frank (and extremely rare) depiction of bisexuality and the passion and tension between the central characters make for an interesting watch.

Directed by

Claude Whatham

Featuring

Gerard Murphy

David Yelland

Victoria Fairbrother

Genres

Drama

Collection

LGBT Britain

Released

1980

Country

United Kingdom

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