Shorts: Who We Are
Wed Nov 11, 21:00
Film, Online, £5 / £1 con
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.