The citizens of a progressive Italian town face the ultimate public taboo in the surprise ending to a video promoting the Turin GLBT film festival.

Set simply to Chopin’s second nocturne, the video’s message is universal across languages, portraying a town where gay and transgender people can live openly, but some things are never palatable.

Does the film make a valid point about the need to maintain progressive attitudes, or are some subjects destined to be hidden, even in the most free-thinking society?

The Turin GLBT film festival begins today and runs until the 25 April.

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