Today is the birthday of gay British director RICHARD KWIETNIOWSKI. Born in London, he studied film at the university of Kent and Berkeley. His films include:Alfalfa (short, 1987), The ballad of Reading Gaol (short, 1988), Flames of passion (short, 1989), Proust’s favorite fantasy (short, 1991), The cost of love (short, 1991), Love and death on Long Island (1997), Owning Mahowny (2003), Regret Not Speaking (2003).  His film Love and Death on Long Island was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.