XPOSED Queer Film Festival Berlin presents the following four short films at Kino Krokodil:
Eggshells by Slava Doytcheva, Bulgaria 2020, 15 min
Easter. A young woman returns to her home village from Sofia. At first she hesitates to draw nearer to her family. Then helps her father carry wood. But she doesn’t want to come to the city for a return visit; she lives together with a woman.
Azkorri árnyéka alatt (under the shadow of Azkorri) by Eszter Katalin, Spain 2020, 17 min
“Under the Shadow of Azkorri” is a visual documentary essay which investigates the spaces of images, starting with a photo taken on the beach of Azkorri, Basque Country. Preoccupied with the problematic how a change of perspective might alter the sensibility towards an image, the video evolves around the re-enactment of a gesture from Miklós Jancsó’s movie “Még kér a nép” (“Red Psalm”, 1972), which is encountered subsequently on a photo of Russian LGBTQ+ activist Yelena Grigoryeva. The director explores that particular sign complicating its erotics of resistance and rewriting it by drawing lines to her own queer sexuality, to the aesthetic representation of communism as well as to questions of dispossession.
Sisters by Kukla, Slovenia 2021, 23 min
Three best friends, sworn virgins, get into a fight with local boys. When things get rough, they are saved by a girl in the making.
Voin by Gaëlle Boucand, Bulgaria & France 2020, 30 min
After twenty years away in western Europe, Voin goes back to Bulgaria, his home country. While rediscovering places where he grew up, a mental journey is taking shape through time.