My Own Private Idaho
Gus Van Sant
Fiction : 104' / Gay, Sex Work, Family, Classic

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Mike, a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy, and Scott, the rebellious son of a mayor, travel together from Portland to Idaho, and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

Photo: Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema

/ EXHIBITION

Lisboa
September 20 | 19h00 | Cinemateca Portuguesa - Sala M. Félix Ribeiro
Retrospective & Carte Blanche
http://www.cinemateca.pt

/ Details

Year: 1991

Country: USA

Language: English, Italian, German

Subtitles: Portuguese

With: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, Richard Waters, Grace Zabriskie, Udo Kier

/ Direction

Gus Van Sant

USA


Gus Van Sant (Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 1952) is a film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author. Influenced by painting and experimental cinema, he started shooting in 1981 and worked in an advertising agency until producing his first feature film, Mala Noche, in 1985. With recurring themes such as homosexuality and subcultures, his work is considered essential for North American independent cinema of the last quarter of the century.

Photo: Bruno Simão, BoCA Bienal 2021 


Filmography


Selection:
2008 - Milk (Feature Film)
2007 - Paranoid Park (Feature Film)
2005 - Last Days (Feature Film)
2003 - Elephant (Feature Film)
2002 - Gerry (Feature Film)
1997 - Good Will Hunting (Feature Film)
1995 - To Die For (Feature Film)
1991 - My Own Private Idaho (Feature Film)
1989 - Drugstore Cowboy (Feature Film)
1985 - Mala Noche (Feature Film)

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