Parting Glances (1986)

Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi


A young editor has to face his former lover dying from AIDS and his present boyfriend Robert, leaving him for a posting in Africa...



I could be accused of being biased here, because I *love* Steve Buscemi. I'd watch him read my laundry list, and still find it fascinating, but he really does shine in this movie, as a young rock star, dying of AIDS, who we know is still in love with his ex-lover, a young book editor.

The movie revolves around a day in the life of these people, the lies, the deceit, but also the love they all have for each other, and how nothing is as black and white as it seems.

It was one of the earlier movies to deal with AIDS, and it doesn't fall into the trap of becoming depressing or morose, purely because of the sheer acting genius of Mr Buscemi.

I really like this movie, and I'd recommend it.