Simply Rob Festival Reviews

22.09.11
Simply Rob Festival Reviews

Well so far so good. Here are a few festival write ups for Simply Rob.

 

Simply Rob is the presentation of the complex, troubled history of Rob Vassilarakis done as a soaring poem filled with depth and dignity-much like the man himself.

Stephanie Hanna-Chambers AUSTIN GAY & LESBIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX is a compilation of five short films that deal with this delicate subject in very different, but boldly honest ways. The clips from international origins vary a lot in style and context but definitely each have their own charm. Some can amuse, like MONSIEUR L'ABBÉ, by Blandine Lenoir, which shows letters to an open minded French priest in the 1930s in which confused Catholics seek advice about delicate sexual matters. This film makes one grin about the naivety of last century's good Catholics, but at the same time question the  restrictions that the church puts of people.

SIMPLY ROB, by Tom Shrapnel, offers a whole different side of the topic. Told in well sounding rhymes, Rob, a poet from the Bronx, tells the story about his infection with HIV/AIDS and about his fight against it. His honesty and energy and will to educate through charity work are simply amazing.

Max Zeh CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL

 

More as and when they come in.