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The 12th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
11th - 14th May

Shorts 5 – Fractures and Outbreaks

SUNDAY 14.05.17, 16:00

We travel through time and space, across centuries and continents. Stories of oppression are told and retold, until glimpses of light emerge. We‘re naked, we‘re liberated and we are learning how to speak. We are: in love, porn, drugs, art, and the woods.

The Colour of His Hair
Sam Ashby, UK, 2017, 22min
Based on an unrealised film script written in 1964 for The Homosexual Law Reform Society, a British organisation that campaigned for the decriminalisation of homosexual relations between men, ‘The Colour of His Hair’ merges drama and documentary into an impressionistic meditation on queer life before and after the partial legalisation of homosexuality in 1967.

Of Origins, Part 1: Hannah
Irit Reinheimer, Germany/USA, 2016, 9min
Of Origins is a series of short experimental documentary films about the lives and afterlives of a group of Jewish feminists in Germany in the early and mid-20th century. Each short film is a speculative love letter, spun out of strange incidents in the archives and the filmmaker’s fantasy of finding her radical prehistory. This first installment describes a love rooted in its own time and place, neither apocalyptic nor nostalgic. Hannah, uses archival footage, home movies, and rotoscoping to orient the viewer in queer bond forged across time.

I Am Going To Make Lesbian Porn
Dajing, China, 2015, 29min
I wanted to make a porn film with two girls for girls to watch. So I invited my lesbian friend Xiao Ying and my straight friend Ruo Han. During our discussion about the shooting, we talked about a lot of different issues. All these issues are related with women’s sexual desire and women’s body. These issues are somehow related or unrelated with man.

Lerne Deutsch mit Petra Von Kant
Ming Wong, UK/ Germany, 2007, 10min
Made in 2007 just before he relocated to Berlin, this 10 minute performance tape is a self-designed German language and cultural immersion program, inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s loosely autobiographical film, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.

Nature Boys
Andreas Boschmann, Germany, 2017, 2min
Three guys are running through a forest in Berlin.

Marco Stoltze, Denmark, 2016, 13min
“Stille” (Quiet) is a visual exploration of a generation’s struggle to re-claim feelings of affection and intimacy. About to lose himself in shallow hookups and friendships, one morning the protagonist wakes up to a strange shift in his perception of reality