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Shorts: Who We Are

Wed Nov 11, 20:40

Film, Online, £5 / £1 con

The journey of becoming our great queer shining selves is not always the easiest, but the end result can be FABULOUS. These beautiful short films about self discovery proudly show what we are made of and who we are.

LAST PARADISE | dir. Sido Lansari | Morocco 2018 | 14’
The almost-true story of Sami, a hairdresser in Casablanca dancing and dreaming of Egyptian divas, ready for his own homosexual revolution.

STARBOY | dir. Joëlle Bentolila | UK 2019 | 17’
A profoundly moving drama, centring on a young Hasidic man’s increasing doubs about their identity, gender and the nature of being itself.

PLUS | dir. Andrew J Rodriguez | USA 2019 | 15’
Between doctors and YouTube tutorials Zaire feels like there is no one to talk to when a HIV diagnosis changes his life. This tender short is a testament to the loving power of friendship.

LOLO | dir. Leandro Goddinho & Paulo Menezes | Germany 2019 | 13’
“You’re gay-gay and I am not.”… three pre-adolescent friends try to understand the complexities of gender and sexuality in this heart-warming short.

DUNGAREES | dir. Abel Rubinstein | UK 2019 | 6’
Funny sexy and not afraid to confront those awkward conversations around gender, this short love story is a perfect nugget of queer joy.

THE CATALYST | dir. Callum Angel | UK 2020 | 7’
An animated romp of colourful penises and phallic fantasies as one young man goes on a journey of sexual discovery.

GOODBYE REBECCA & EILEEN | dir. Sarah Hill | USA 2020 | 13’
A fantastical patchwork film combining puppetry, role play and paper dolls to tell the journey of top surgery.

CW: Visual and audio depictions of medical surgery.

FISH HEAD | dir. Grace Tan | Australia 2019 | 10’
This subtle and aquamarine-magical exploration of one teen’s self discovery of gender and sexuality will give you all of the coming of age feels.

FINALLY LEON | dir. Paula Weiß | Germany 2019 | 6’
A beautiful and tender portrait of a young trans man finding freedom in his body on a cold winter's day.

Access to this event is included in the Wednesday Night Pass which is available at a Pay What You Can, General Admission and Fringe! Donation price level.​

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Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.


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