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Ciao (Love gay movie)Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.

Jeff (Adam Neal Smith) has been close friends with Mark most of his life, so when Mark unexpectedly dies, Jeff volunteers to clear out Mark’s apartment and tie up the loose ends of his personal business.

Z While examining Mark’s correspondence, Jeff learns that he had been exchanging flirtatious e-mails for some time with Andrea (Alessandro Calza), an Internet designer from Italy who made plans to come to America and meet Mark in person — and he’s due to arrive only three days after Mark’s passing. Jeff is unable to reach Andrea before he leaves, and ends up meeting the traveler at the airport, passing along the sad news to him.

Andrea now has three days to pass in Mark’s hometown of Dallas before his flight home, and Jeff offers to show him around the town.

Over the next 72 hours, an attraction develops between Jeff and Andrea, based in part on their shared affection for a man they knew in very different ways.

 
 
Ciao was an official entry at the 2008 San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

Ciao Movie Review and Critic

A contemplative grace note in NewFest’s raucous chorus of self-affirmation, this muted two-hander traces a three-day mourning interlude linking a dead man’s lifelong platonic pal to the deceased’s Italian lover-in-waiting. Helmer Yen Tan (”Happy Birthday”) relies on the contrasting thesping styles of the two leads and a cool, minimalist aesthetic (fixed camera placements within emptying frames) to flesh out his mood piece’s actor ciao movieslender plot. As full of sexual tension as it is devoid of sexual activity, “Ciao” qualifies as a quietly charged change of pace for the gay fest circuit.

The Italian word “ciao” can mean both “hello” and “goodbye.” It’s an apt title for the wonderful new movie, Ciao, which is about both saying hello and saying goodbye —and how one man uses the act of saying hello to say goodbye.

It sounds complicated, but it’s not. Jeff, who lives in Dallas, is dealing with the recent accidental death of his best friend, Mark. In reviewing some of Mark‘s email, Jeff finds evidence of what was ahidden, online romance between Mark and a man in Italy, Andrea. They were even planning on meeting for the first time, with Andrea comingto stay with Mark for the upcoming weekend.

Ciao movieCiao Data Information
Movie Title : Ciao
Tagline : 400 million people were waiting for the truth.
Director : Yen Tan
Writer : Yen Tan, Alessandro Calza
Movie Released : December 5, 2008
Movie Genre : Drama
Plot Keywords: Gay | Mcmahon | Calza | Texas | Dallas
Cast: Adam Neal Smith, Alessandro Calza, Ethel Lung, Chuck Blaum, Chuck S. Boles

 

 
 

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