Sunday August 21
Easy Tiger - Karel Tuytschaever
An unexpected moment in a session with a client confronts a psychologist with his own inner world. Alienated by the isolation of his seemingly perfect city life, the psychologist encounters an extreme inability to understand and embrace his own human nature. His inescapable desires for his male client force the psychologist to look at who he does not want to be. It is the only way that he can find out who he really is. EASY TIGER is an intimate portrait of a vulnerable man during a true and insurmountable romance. This author's film examines how the medium of film can be commemorated and used to place physicality as a narrative in front of the lens, and how the same audiovisual work can provide, as much as possible, the same experience for both hearing and non/partially-hearing viewers.
Dustin 20' - director Naïla Guiguet (France)
In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria
morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.
Unlivable 20' - director Matheus Farias Enock Carvalho (Brazil)
In Brazil, where a trans person is murdered every three days, Marilene searches for her daughter Roberta, a trans woman who went missing. While running out of time, she discovers a hope for the future.
The Night Train 14' - director Jerry Carlson (Sweden)
Oskar is on the night train, heading home after an interview in Stockholm. With a long night ahead of him, he makes eye contact with Ahmad.
For the first time he meets the gaze of someone who feels the same desire as he does
Borekas 15' - director Saleh Saadi (Palestine)
A breakdown on the way to the airport provides a father and son with an opportunity to reconnect.
4.6 kms 13' - director Alexander Auris (Belgium)
Six queer people walk along a route that connects two different neighborhoods in Brussels. They don't know each other but share the city. They move, act, behave and use it in different ways. Through their eyes, we experience the spaces that the route connects. It is 4.6 km long and passes by the center of Brussels where a theater, a gay street, and a park are located.
Kiss 13' - director Chou Tung-Yen (Taiwan)
In search of an unreachable fantasy, K strays into a desolate gay sauna. The decadent and damp smell permeates the rooms, and sounds of groans and licks still echo between the narrow hallways. An old tree seemed to have taken root in these moist quarters. Now only its withered branches remain, stretching out, longing for something. In this apocalyptic era, intimacy has become a tale of the past. The loneliness that is inherent in times of epidemics and isolation prevails and arouses the instinctive
longings for each other’s touch and the endless search for oneself.
Far From Me 4' - director Ila Pittaluga (Belgium)
Mirrored short-film - both audio and images are mirrored, played in reverse until halfway of the film then they change direction. Image and audio cross, but they are never aligned. This makes a tone deaf parallel of what it feels like being Queer in a heteronormative society: no matter the choices you make, no matter how you feel, it’s like you never totally fit in… But it’s still worth it. As a result of this technique, we wanted the public to rediscover the second half in a totally different tone than the first watch.
Rebel Dykes - Harri Shanahan
& Siân A. Williams
Rebel Dykes tells the story of a group of women who create a community around the first lesbian fetish club in the world,
London’s Chain Reaction. Rebel Dykes arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen families. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.