Listening to the pleasure of others, then finding one’s own; listening to the expectations of others, then walking one’s way. Over and over again (tiring, very tiring). And then to break free? That’s cliché, but still: Our opening shorts this year are guided by how queers navigate the world in search for their paths. Diverging from the normative, inhabiting contradictory emotional states. Six vibrant cinematic voices explore queerness and light, darkness and humor.
Length: 93 min
Most films will be shown with English subtitles and German closed captions. Yến will be shown only with English subtitles.
Yến is an unusual young woman and looks neither really feminine nor Vietnamese. Since moving to Hanoi to study, she has been striving to navigate life autonomously and self-determined. Soon is Lunar New Year and she still has no boyfriend to introduce to her mother. To finally meet society’s demands and ideals, she finally gets involved with Tuán…
Os Animais Mais Fofos e Engraçados do Mundo
(The Cutest and Funniest Animals in the World)
Jorge is 70 years old and is one of the most capricious and dedicated janitors at the Paradise Motel, except for a single detail: He secretly records the audios of the room’s guests. Selling these audios to Alberto earns him an extra income as well as affection, even though Jorge no longer remembers what his own pleasure sounds like.
Wait Your Turn
A young man tries to bear with his intense menstrual pains while stuck in the waiting room of an administration. He feels exposed, until his own gaze takes over the screen, turning his need for pleasure and care into a common cause, a collective fantasy. Wait Your Turn is an invitation inside the subjective perspective of a trans man navigating pleasure and pain in public space.