Salam Kahlil is an eccentric art collector, amateur musician, and former male escort whose job is making sandwiches in a Vancouver shop to feed his regular customers as well as local homeless people. But his real passion is talking about oral sex.
When you go to Salam Kahlil’s shop in Vancouver, you not only get the “best sandwiches in North America”: you also get a story from this unique character. Lebanon-born Salam was once a male escort, and he tells stories about that job, which included a particular kind of relationship with his clientele. When you enter the shop you need to be warned about the “explicit language”, and a ban on cellphone use. You get a meal and a show –or something like that. Yet The Sandwich Nazi is not a record of obscenities and attacks on political correctness. It’s a portrait of an extremely singular character with a generous heart, and one of those rare finds that allows a director to discover whether he’s able to tell a life story. Lewis Bennett is up to the task, perhaps because he looks at the world with the open-minded spirit you get from having a taste for comedy. JPF
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Based in Vancouver, Canada, he has shown his comedic documentaries at film festivals such as TIFF, Hot Docs, and Slamdance. Between 2012 and 2013, he made the short films Parrot Island, Trevor the Dinosaur, The Fat Diet, An Afternoon with Alexandra Morton, Shirley Sings, A
Brief History of British Columbia, Asian Gangs, and Hey Vancouver, This Is You on Craigslist. In 2015, he premiered his feature-length debut, The Sandwich Nazi, at SXSW. All of his films are screened at this year’s Bafici.
27 de April de 2016
Durante 11 días y en 27 sedes, la ciudad se vistió de cine con una notable respuesta del público.
24 de April de 2016
find here which are the surprise films that bafici programmed for today at village recoleta: there are tickets available for all screenings.
24 de April de 2016
enjoy a free three-part program at cc recoleta: shorts from the “hacelo corto” fest, wallace & gromit and michael jackson.View all news