The search for a new home, temporary or permanent; the search for an identity or body to inhabit; the search for long-forgotten memories or a future family: Six short films question the idea that arrival will ever be possible. Bringing the documentary, narrative and experimental together, this program meanders on the longing for that something that is hard to name. And then it all ends in a mysterious journey, with Black Cat asking the fundamental question: “What is the most precious thing in the world?”
Length: 87 min
Dovşan getmək qərarına gəlir
(Bunny decides to go)
Home is not always a comfort zone. Sometimes it can turn into a real hell. If the place where you live, your hometown and everything around you is making you uncomfortable and your life is in physical danger, the only option is to run away. The isolation, fear and threats to my life in Baku led me on an unplanned trip to Tbilisi. I had to adapt to a new life in a new city, solve the problems I carried with me and figure out, “What will happen next?” Will I find an answer to this question?
by Vusala Hajiyeva
Tornar-se um Homem na Idade Média
(Becoming Male in the Middle Ages)
Mirene and André, and Carl and Vicente, are both couples in their mid-thirties. While Mirene and André struggle with their fertility, Vicente decides to undergo an experimental procedure, implanting an ovary in his body in the hopes of having a child with Carl. A love drama of speculative undertones, Becoming Male in the Middle Ages is an intimate tale about queer sexuality, bodily autonomy, reproductive desires, and the ghost of normativity.
by Pedro Neves Marques
comme tous les garçons
comme tous les garçons meditates on images and ideas of masculinity and transmasculine identity. The film combines found footage and personal archive in an act of assemblage that mirrors the erratic and eternal piecing together of a queer identity. Showing, too, how this process first consumes, then corrupts and queers.
The film attempts to trace a story of becoming, laying bare the moments of conflict along the way. It asks what it means to be and become like all the boys, what it means to want this and how the spectre of Whiteness haunts the wanting.
by Morisha Moodley
The head does it all. While other body-parts have their separate functions as instruments, the head is an all-purpose tool. The head’s universality: Object-oriented media magician Anna Vasof celebrates it, and at the same time questions its primacy.
In 24 ten-second-shots, her video Amazon Woman demonstrates what a head – always Vasof’s – can do …
by Anna Vasof
Triggered by an old family photograph, Azka starts to trace back their childhood – a stage of life when they began learning about the world around them and themselves. While revisiting these long-forgotten memories, Azka discovers unresolved pains they never knew existed. This experience marks the beginning of a journey that unfolds profound self-acceptance.
by Asarela Orchidia Dewi
by Bi Gan