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‘Kiss of the Spider Woman (Kumo Onna no Kiss)’

by Kaori Shoji

Director: Hector Babenco

Language: English, French, Portuguese, German (subtitled in Japanese)

William Hurt plays homosexual convict Luis Molina, languishing in a South American prison, where he recounts romantic movie scenes to cell mate Valentin (Raul Julia), a leftist activist who begins to find consolation in Luis’ sweetly sappy narratives. An intense but unwitting love story from the 1980s between two men with nothing left but each other.