Week 4: Let’s Experiment

Pushing the limits of cinema, society and sexuality, these shorts are visually compelling, thought-provoking, and, at times, radically sexual.

Week 4 Poster

Tuesday, September 25th, 6 PM: Desire will Set You Free

SASOD Office (203 Duncan Street, Lamaha Gardens)

(Germany), 92’ | Dir: Yony Leyser

A young American writer falls for a Russian hustler and introduces him to his alternative lifestyle amongst Berlin’s queer and underground scenes, but as they make their hedonistic journey through clubs and parties, their inner desires reveal themselves.

Presented in over 20 film festivals worldwide, including the East End Film Festival in London, the Montreal World Film Festival and the Boston Wicked Queer Film Festival.

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Thursday, September 27th, 6 PM:  Let’s Experiment

SHORT FILMS

SASOD Office (203 Duncan Street, Lamaha Gardens)

All Rolled in One (Moldova), 5’ | Dir: Carolina Dutca

A hypnotic and fragmented picture of the film maker’s memories, when she was attracted to girls.

War. Room (Israel), 15’ | Dir: Ben Hantkant

Traumas from the military service, cause the character to kill the male cultural image and reconcile with a sexual identity that was suppressed.

A Hidden Story: The Limits of Pleasure (Germany), 14’ | Dir:  Anoush Masoudi

An unknown person starts to film sexual intercourse between an older professor and a young male sex worker in a stall of a public toilet.

ADORABLE (UK), 6’ | Dir: Cheng-Hsu Chung

The film illustrates an observation of the modern queer society and fantasies toward the freedom of gender fluidity.

Between Walls (Colombia), 18’ | Dir: Ruth Caudeli

Sex. Lots of sex. Three unknown people. Isabella, Mario and Cristina are trying to fill their loneliness in the wrong place.

Iridescence (Canada), 9’ | Dir: Maxime Beauchamp

Through stylize lighting and abstract visual, Iridescence tells the story of an emotionally repressed abusive father and his son who struggles to accept himself and his sexuality.

Count It All (US), 5’ | Dir: Alexia Acebo

“Count it All” showcases the authentic stories of real people going from despair and darkness into a joyous place.

Are you holding me, or am I holding myself? (Mexico, US), 12’ | Dir: Cesar Brodermann

Does our self perception hinder us? In recognizing our patterns, good and bad, are we really just making the realization that we are our own worst enemies?

Face the Strange (Denmark), 10’Dir: Christian Voldborg Andersen

The Danish queer artist Knud Vesterskov found the video art form as his ultimate medium to express his provocative views on ethics, aesthetics and sexuality.

Intrinsic Moral Evil (Netherlands), 10’ | Dir: Harm Weistra

Intrinsic Moral Evil seems to be a tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, the three dancers play with the viewer’s perception and expectations.

Total: 104 minutes, 10 shorts

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