Online shorts: A Close Look
In the search for community and liberation, for past connections and future solidarities, these films take a close look at what matters. Binaries are resisted, the body cherished, friendships born again.
Please note that a Vimeo account is required to access the films, which can only be viewed from Germany. From May 27th onwards, the program can be viewed online: https://vimeo.com/showcase/xposedfilmfestival.
The following six shorts – total length of 89 min – will be made available for streaming in one shorts program:
BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation project to give book new cinematic life. It aims ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema by Chronophotography Animation, paying homage for Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey.
It creates experimental locomotion of Dance along with its stream: Ballet-Korean Dance-Modern Dance-Jazz Dance-Aerial Silk-Tap Dance-Aerobic-Disco-Break Dance-Hip hop-Social Dance.
The Last Paradise
This is the almost-true story of Sami. In Casablanca, he only dreams about dancing and Egyptian divas in the hairdressing salon where he works. Until the day he meets Daniel, a lover who helps him discover Paris in the midst of a gay revolution.
By mixing archive images and analogue photographs, Sido Lansari draws an intimate portrait of a young man from childhood to exile, where he discovers himself coming from the “last homosexual paradise”.
Ladies, Gentlemen and Everyone in Between
A short essay film attempting to formally combine day-to-day props and itineraries in Beirut. These elements, whether formally gendered or transformed into something that is, all become part of a personal narrative where I am made aware of my gender. This experiment challenges the notion of the binary as I navigate through the city as both male, female, and neither.
Uma paciência selvagem me trouxe até aqui (A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here)
Tired of loneliness, a middle aged motorcyclist goes to a lesbian party for the first time. There she meets four young queers who share their home and affections. An encounter of generations, a tribute to those who brought us here.