Amor de Hombre (also known as Love of a Man in English-speaking markets) is a 1997 Spanish gay-themed drama film. An intimate, warm and tender Spanish film about the very close friendship between a gay man and a straight woman.
Amor de Hombre tells the rich story of a friendship between a gay man and a woman, long before, and much more emotionally than Object of My Affection or My Best Friend's Wedding. The writer/directors of Km. 0 have collaborated on this terrific comedy/drama that we are pleased to present five years after its making. It's easy to see how the film won both the Audience and Jury awards at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Narrative Feature at the Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and it's a mystery why its taken this long to surface.
This colorful and somewhat hyper-active film is in the style of Almodóvar. There's always plenty of on-screen action, dialogue and color to keep the eyes and ears happy. It's a tender and intimate peek into the lives of two people that one seldom sees on screen. It seems as if Madrid is teeming with gorgeous gay men, after seeing Amor de Hombre it should be a stop in every gay man's life.
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