prog: 1280

PS - Films

Eyes wide open

Tu n’aimeras point

Haim Tabakman, 2009, IL, 35mm, ov st fr & nl, 91'

A love story between two religious butchers working in the ultra-orthodox Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Aaron, the older of the two, refuses to admit to his feelings until these become too strong to be ended by any force, be it social, familial or religious. The film successfully captures the vibrant emotion and feelings of a passionate love affair between two talented, drop-dead gorgeous actors.

+ James

Connor Clements, 2008, GB, video, ov st fr & nl, 17'

In Northern Ireland, religious fervour has erected such high barriers, youngsters are bound to hit their heads against the wall...This highly-acclaimed short film is of a rarely-seen and deep beauty.

22.10 > 19:30

To Faro

Mein Freund aus Faro

Nana Neul, 2008, DE, 35mn, ov st fr & ang, 93'

Mel is a young working class girl with an androgynous appearance who dreams of a less monotonous life. One night, she picks up two hitch hikers, Jenny and Bianca, who give her the opportunity to reinvent a new identity; as Miguel, a young Portuguese. But this is without taking into account the love story that will develop between Mel and Jenny, and the minefield of misunderstandings that go with it. This subtle fiction explores the themes of gender and social pressure, with an infinitely endearing romance thrown in. Just to open the festival in beauty and style.

+ Recess

Davyde Wachell, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 14'

A tormented teenager, Jessica, competes with Rose to attract the attention of the beautiful Victoria. This explosive encounter is magnificently filmed.

22.10 > 21:30 + 25.10 > 15:30

+ 40 m" [Quadratmeter Leben]

Eva Thron, 2008, DE, video, ov st fr & ang, 14'

Angie is unemployed and shares a flat with Angelika. But even in a 40 square-metre flat there is space for hopes and dreams, and every day offers an opportunity to follow them.


Vibeke Heide, 2008, NO, video, ov st fr & ang, 26'

On the internet, Kenneth becomes Sarah83, an MTF transgendered, who shares her daily life onYouTube. Also on the web is Kine, a young girl who doesn’t know where she belongs.

+ In Your Face

Tonje Gjevjon & the Hungry Hearts, 2009, NO, video, ov st fr & ang, 4'

Don’t you know the International Lesbian Anthem "In Your Face" ?

+ Pepita, Laura, Kitty et l’uterus artificiel

Caroline Fournier & Nathalie Haziza, 2007, FR, video, ov st nl, 17'

Pepita and Laura lead a wild experiment in procreation...

+ Une si petite distance

Caroline Fournier, 2008, FR, video, ov st nl, 19'

Juliette and Camille are neighbours in a run down building. A crack in the wall between the two will soon lead them into playing a fascinating and sensual game.

+ What I Found In Great Aunt Nell’s Closet

Melissa Bouwman, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 2'

A naughty and raunchy revelation found in Great Aunt Nell’s closet...

+ Oh, My God

Anne Sewitsky, 2008, NO, video, ov st fr & ang, 9'

What happens behind the closed doors of children’s bedrooms? A "childish" look at the A to Z of orgasms. Don’t forget to bring a spoon.

23.10 > 19:30

John Greyson, 2009, CA, video, ov st fr, 104'

A fascinating visual firework, Fig Tress is at the same time a militant homage to the fight against AIDS, a celebration of gay pop culture, a hoodwink at Gertrude Stein and gay composers, all wrapped up in a staggeringly beautiful and playful film with an accompany opera. Following Proteus and Zero Patient, John Greyson proves once again that he is one of the most interesting film directors around today.

+ Sex Series and Others: When I put my hands on your body

Marion Scemama, François Pain & David Wojnarowicz, 1989, US, video, ov st fr, 4'

The underground New York artist with AIDS, David Wojnarowicz, delivers a sublime cry of love and pain through the experimental lens of Marion Scemama.

23.10 > 21:30

Shine Louise Houston, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 90'

The pornographic remake of Raging Bull that Pink Screens would not dare to miss. Especially as it features Syd Blakovich, the champion porn star of Adult Surrender in the role of the fickle boxer obsessed by winning. And a transboy to die for, as well as irresistible girls, with or without hair. Signed by Shine Shine Louise Houston, a star in the world of queer feminist pornography, this film will just simply give you...hum...a hard on?

+ What I Found In Great Aunt Nell’s Closet

Melissa Bouwman, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 2'

A naughty and raunchy revelation found in Great Aunt Nell’s Closet...

23.10 > 23:30

Sarah Bracke, 2009, BE, video, ov st fr & nl, 97'

"Gay rights" are often presented under the famous banner of "Clash of Civilisations": these hard-fought rights won in the West, under threat in the Islamic world and therefore in need of defence. However, between war, politics and sexuality, aren’t there many "dangerous liaisons"? In fact, doesn’t war need a narrative...Going against the tide of current discourse, and travelling between Lebanon and Belgium, this film offers a much needed-vision to pierce through our complacent consciences!

Featuring Sarah Bracke (director)

+ Queer Sarajevo

Masa Hilcisin & Cazim Dervisevic, 2009, BA, video, ov st fr & ang, 33'

The organisers and participants of the first queer festival in Sarajevo face up to threats on their lives with dignity and courage. A film with balls and anger.

24.10 > 17:30

+ Lucky Blue

Hakon Liu, 2007, SE, video, ov st fr & ang, 28'

A camping site somewhere in Sweden. The grand emotions, the little person, the first love, trailers, karaoke and a bird... This is the story of Olle who, in spite of his insecurities and fears, finally finds the courage to express his love. In his own way.

+ Dish

Brian Harris Krinsky, 2009, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 15'

After listening his pal Louie boasting about his sexual escapades, shy L.A. gay teenager Israel decides to go up to the hottest guy in high school and get laid for the first time...

+ Kaveri [A Mate]

Teemu Nikki, 2007, FI, video, ov st fr & ang, 8'

As the missus goes off to buy milk, mister and one of his mates make the most of the opportunity to try out the pleasures of sodomy...

+ Frequent Traveller

Patricia Bateira, 2007, PT, video, ov st fr & nl, 8'

Within the security control system of an airport, a man seeks to be touched. Today he crosses different frontiers.
Featuring Patricia Bateira (director)

+ Protect Me From What I Want

Dominic Leclerc, 2008, GB, video, ov st fr & nl, 13'

Daz is looking for love. Saleem is looking for sex. Their encounter is explosive. A dangerous, thrilling sexual adventure. Between violence and tenderness...

+ The Postcard

Kim Josh, 2007, KR, video, ov st fr & ang, 15'

Being a post office employee is a crushing bore. The only exit is to flirt with the rare, attractive clients. But why does the most handsome one send postcards to himself?

+ Baptême du feu

Nicolas Mesdom, 2008, FR, video, ov st nl, 14'

Desire and rivalry between Matteo, the godfather’s son, and his hit man. While having his rite of passage, Mateo impulses are finally aroused. Beautiful and cold, jut like death itself.

24.10 > 19:30 + 26.10 > 21:30

Mourir comme un homme

Morrer Como Um Homem

João Pedro Rodriguez, 2009, PT, 35mm, ov st fr & nl, 113'

A mature transexual and star of Lisbon’s night life, Tonia sees her world crumble into pieces, as her position is threatened by younger artists and her boyfriend pushes her to take responsibility for her identity as a woman. Racked by doubt, she fights against her own intimate certitudes. Following his previous cult efforts, O’Fantasma and Odete, João Pedro Rodrigues returns with a disturbing and sparkling drama, featuring a surprising lead character and a daring story that finishes off in a dream-like tale. Simply magnificent!

Featuring Joao Pedro Rodrigues (director)

24.10 > 21:30

Eric De Kuyper & Paul Verstraten, 1984, BE-NL, 35mm, ov ang st fr & nl, 92'

The love story between a Professor of cinema, specialised in Hollywood dramas, and his pupil take an unusual twist when the two decide to visit the young man’s parents. The father proves to be the former lover of the Professor, fifteen years ago. In his most narrative film, De Kuyper explores the themes of melodrama, our choice of lovers and offers us an unconventional ending.

Featuring Eric de Kuyper (director)

25.10 > 17:30

Jules Rosskam, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 61'

Blending fiction, nonfiction, and experimental film genres, Jules Rosskam (Transparents) initiates a dialogue between feminists, queers, and transfolk about the way we construct personal and historical narratives. Careful attention is paid to the ways generation, race, class, and culture impact our understandings of gender. The film asks a series of provocative questions: What does it mean to be trans? Is there an idealized perception of trans-masculine identity? What is the diversity of the trans-masculine experience? Is there an "idealised" community narrative? The result is a thought-provoking and political opus, innovative in both form and substance.

+ Clouded

Ajae Clearway, 2007, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 13'

In a family of farmers, a young boy finds out a terrible secret by accident. Filmed in a western style, this is one serious and emotive drama.

+ Line of Sight

Eliza Steinbock & Charles Lofton, 2008, US-NL, video, ov ang st fr & nl, 6'

Conversations and confidences between a trans-lover and a queer-man set to a backgound of abstract images which evoke the delicious fluctuations of desire.

25.10 > 19:30

Roberto Castón, 2009, ES, 35mm, ov st fr & ang, 128'

Deep in the Basque Country, a celibate farmer called Ander is forced to hire a seasonal worker following his accident. The handsome, young Peruvian provokes unexpected and distressing feelings in the farmer. This rural tale of passion and feeling, is a moving film that resembles Brokeback Mountain, without jumping onto the bandwagon or falling into the trap of sensationalism. Powerful and intense, this first full length feature film shows great promise from a young director.

(Featuring Roberto Caston)

25.10 > 21:30 + 31.10 > 15:30

Sebastiano D'Ayala Valva, 2008, FR, video, ov st fr & nl, 54'

Paris. The Colossus Mujeron and housewife Romina, both Ecuadorian transvestites without legal documents, recount their life stories caught between comedy and tragedy, and set on the border between immigration, prostitution and gender difference. A nod to the famous telenovela: The rich cry too.

Featuring Sebastiano D’Ayala Valva (director)

+ Aristeu’s Shoes [Os Sapatos de Aristeu]

Luiz Rebne Guerra, 2008, BR, video, ov st fr & ang, 17'

Humiliated right up until her deathbed, a transexual will receive a special homage fom her soul sisters.

26.10 > 19:30

Barbara Caspar, 2008, AT, video, ov st fr & nl, 77'

A fascinating portrait of a pro-sex feminist pioneer. A queer icon before the day, Kathy Acker celebrates a provocative and enraged sexuality full of taboo-breaking desires, until now reserved to men. A controversial feminist, a transgressive author and a performance artist, her work questions the stereotypes of sexuality and introduces such taboo subjects as rape, incest, violence and pornography. The film is an opportunity to discover a major artist and feminist!

+ There Is A Sider Living Between Us

Tejal Shah, 2008, IN, video, ov st fr & nl, 6'

At the crossroads between desire, family bonds and sexuality...Sublime!

27.10 > 19:30

Eric De Kuyper, 1983, BE, 35mm, no dial, 105'

A major esthetic experience of Belgian cinema, Casta Diva is an exploration of the male form as seen in art and daily gestures. Through a sequence of sublime black and white scenes, De Kuyper establishes a relation with the filmed male-object that is both sensual and distant. With a magnficent sound track, enhanced through opera, this suprising choregraphy of a fragile virility is a superb prolongation of the works of Warhol and Morrissey (Flesh).

Featuring Eric de Kuyper (director)

27.10 > 21:30

Clara Van Gool & DV8 Physical Theater, 1995, GB, video, no dial, 48'

Set in a typical British pub, there is football on the TV, and eight men larking around, without letting go their pint glasses: this is the setting of Lloyd Newson’s disturbing choreographed piece, a place full of testosterone and palpable manhood. An outsider is going to disturb their blokish fun, and reveal dangerous emotions and an explosion of violence. A funny and cruel exploration of the male psyche, Enter Achilles is the cult film by the edgy DV8 Physical Theater. Do not miss it!

+ Darkroom

Peter Bebjak, 2007, SK, video, ov st fr & nl, 28'

The male bodies emerge from the darkness and seek each other out, freeing themselves of hidden desires and repressed instincts. A dark and sensual choreography.

28.10 > 19:30

Lizzie Borden, 1983, US, 16mm, ov st fr, 90'

Ten years after the socialist revolution in the USA, the structure of the patriarchal society is still in place. So, feminist groups in NYC (voicing their concerns over racism, classism, sexism...) decide to fight back. They get organised in a mobile and non-hierarchical network to resist police assaults. As the movement grows (not without its tensions), it leads direct actions against the system. The cult film is a must see for any activist and feminist!

+ Keep It Movin’

Consuelo Ramirez, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & ang, 9'

Rappers Yo Majesty captured on a world tour.

(followed by a meeting with Consuelo Ramirez)

28.10 > 21:30

+ One In Two Thousand

Ajae Clearway, 2006, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 26'

One in two thousand people is born outside the anatomic standards of the two official categories of female and male.

+ Lipstique

Kia Simon, 2009, US, video, no dial, 5'

Part drag queen makeup tutorial and part drag performance by Fauxnique and Peaches Christ. Fierce!

+ Boucle Noire

Denis Guéguin, 2008, FR, video, ov st nl, 4'

When feelings of desire and repulsion are born between three men...

+ The Island

Trevor Anderson, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 5'

Trevor considers, with the help of animation, a piece of fan mail he received. It says that all gay people with AIDS should be sent to an island.

+ Moliner Is My Revolution

Tom de Pékin, 2008, FR, video, no dial, 6'

Androgeny and fetichism revisited by the irreverent Tom de Pekin.

+ Tools For Fools

Kate A. Brandt, 2009, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 8'

The most outrageous infomercial on dildos you have ever seen. Featuring Jenny Shimizu!

+ Steam

Damien Rea, 2008, GB, video, ov st fr & nl, 3'

Ever wonder what men get up to alone at home ? More than a few great minds have worked up a head of STEAM over this one.

+ In The Closet

Tonje Gjevjon & the Hungry Hearts, 2008, NO, video, no dial, 4'

Betty comes home for lunch, or the importance of having everything at arm’s length in our closets. This is truly a jewel from the Hungry Hearts.

+ Les astres noirs

Yann Gonzales, 2009, FR, video, ov st nl, 15'

Julien Doré is a mysterious angel who takes three secondary school pupils out of the city and to the sea. This heavenly films washes up on the shores of the festival.
Featuring Yann Gonzales (director)

+ Poised and in the Throes

David Jones, 2007, US, video, no dial, 5'

An aesthetic and poetic vision of desir in a cut and paste format.

+ Queerer Than Thou

Ramses Rodstein, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 8'

Who is the queerest of them all?

29.10 > 19:30

Katharina Klewinghaus, 2008, DE, video, ov st fr, 82'

Horror films play with themes of sexuality. Nothing new there. K. Klewinghaus (the Medea of Bruce LaBruce’s Otto) invites us to a double exploration of an underestimated film genre (with the help of Wes Craven, John Carpenter and other stars...) seen through the prism of queer and feminist theory. So, the chainsaw as "phallic symbol"? Perhaps, but a lot more too...Watch out for flying glas, as even our reactions as spectators will be shattered!

Featuring Katharina Klewinghaus (director)

29.10 > 21:30

+ Easy Tiger

Alkmini Boura, 2008, CH, video, ov st fr & ang, 12'

Elena’s life never really seems to have begun. Until that is, the night Lia appears in the copy centre where she works...

+ The Other War

Tamar Glezeman, 2008, IL, video, ov st fr & ang, 45'

In Tel-Aviv, Elli is preparing the marriage of his sister whilst dating the beautiful Galit. In the distance, however, the war with Lebanon goes on, and weighs down on their lives...

+ The Bath

Mi-Rang Lee, 2007, KR, video, ov st fr & ang, 20'

An excursion to the public baths proves an opportunity for two sisters to get closer. A poignant experience.

+ A Soft Place

Suzanne Guacci & Michel Magnifico, 2007, US, video, ov st fr & nl, 10'

30.10 > 19:30

Jan Krüger, 2009, DE, video, ov st fr & ang, 75'

Does youth rhyme with innocence? Not for Johann and Rubin, who delve into disturbing games during a breakaway in nature. Confronted by the other inhabitants of the forest, who start to haunt their fantasies, their osmosis continues to evolve, for the better and the worse. As disconcerting, as it is exciting, the film by the talented director Jan Kruger offers us a view of an uncoventional couple, off the beaten track.

+ Cowboy

Till Kleinert, 2008, DE, 35mm, ov st fr & ang, 35'

In a deserted village, a real estate agent meets a young man busy reparing a combine harvester. The face off can begin! brrrrrrrrr...

30.10 > 21:30

Cui Zien, 2009, CN, video, ov st fr & ang, 60'

Made by the most prolific queer chinese film director, Queer China offers us an insightful guide into the past 80 years of homosexuality in China, from the cancellation of the law on sodomy to the introduction of the law on marriage between two persons of the same sex in 2003. The media, religion, culture, law and society. All come under the scrutiny of the director, who shows us a dynamic and organised gay community, that knows where it’s heading.

+ Tongzhi In Love

Ruby Yang, 2008, US, video, ov st fr & ang, 30'

How do you reconcile living out your homosexuality in the freedom of a big city like Peking and the expectations of a society obsessed with the only child?

31.10 > 17:30

The Fish Child

El Niño Pez

Lucia Puenzo, 2009, AR, 35mn, ov st fr & nl, 96'

As soon as Lala, a young teenager from the posh part of Buenos Aires, meets Guayi, the family servant, she immediately falls in love. They decide to runaway together to Paraguay. The result is an Argentine Thelma and Louise, caught between dreams and the class struggle. Wild and passionate, the film cements the talents and reputations of Lucia Puenzo, the director of XXY, and Iñes Elfron (Glue, XXY), magnificent in the role of Lala.

+ Tanz ins Gluck

Barbara Seiler, 2008, CH, video, ov st fr, 17'

Class-struggle in salsa class.

31.10 > 19:30

Panos H. Koutras, 2009, GR, 35mn, ov st fr & ang, 113'

Yorgos is released from jail after 15 years serving for murder committed in his home town. He spends his first night as a free man in a shabby hotel in downtown Athens. There he meets Strella, beautiful and intriguing transsexual : they make love, fall for each other, but soon, Yorgos’s past is resurfacing. Story of an extraordinary relationship, Strella is an amazing post-modern tragi-comedy in a rarely-seen city of Athens.

31.10 > 21:30

lang: en
id_rubrique: 1282
prog: 1280
pos: aval