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Torino Glbt Film Festival 2009: Javier Cámara, Chef’S Special

Nacho G. Velilla’s Spanish comedy Fuera de Carta / Chef’s Special opened the 24th edition of the Torino Glbt FIlm Festival last night. In Chef’s Special, a highly regarded chef (Javier Cámara, above, with festival programmer Cosimo Santoro and Velilla) working at a trendy restaurant in Chueca, Madrid’s gay neighborhood, believes that life is just perfect. It doesn’t take long, however, for imperfection to knock at his door in the form of his children from a former marriage and of a hunky ex-soccer player from Argentina. The festival’s opening ceremony was hosted by actress Lucia Ocone, and featured a special appearance by veteran actress Franca Valeri. Valeri can be seen in Vittorio Caprioli’s Lions Lying in the Sun, which will be screened at Torino as part of Ferzan Ozpetek’s "Films of his life" sidebar. Eirik Andreas Sandaker (above, with programmer Ricke Merighi) presented

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