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The 13th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
24th - 27th May
2018

Xposed Shorts 3: She’s Got The Look

SCREENING:
SATURDAY 26.05.18, 14:00

The art of coming out is present through many of these shorts as our characters deal with the everyday banality of looking for work, experiencing the first time you put lipstick on and the courage required to show up to that blind date you know will not work out. These characters find their voices through their own journeys and in some cases, through voice training.


Kopřiva (The Nettle)
Piaoyu Xie, Czech Republic, 2017, 22min
From the moment Nikola’s girlfriend Ana puts the lipstick on Nikola’s lips, nothing is ever the same again. No one wants to confront or justify any behavior and the secrets grow as wildly as the nettles in the backyard.


Mona Lisa
Andreas Boschmann, Germany, 2018, 6min
A short portrait of Mona Lisa von Allenstein. We learn about her dreams, her faith, and her past as a Catholic priest.


Three Centimetres
Lara Zeidan, UK, 2017, 9min
In the oldest fun park of Beirut, Suzie, Manal and Tamara manage to convince their reluctant friend Joanna to join them on a Ferris Wheel ride. During this claustrophobic open-air journey, they touch on intimate subjects, from making best use of three centimetres to helping Joanna get over her recent breakup. However, Suzie’s final breakup advice brings out un- expected truths among these four friends.


Voices
Ekaterina Izmestyeva & Pierre-Yves Dalka, Russia, Germany, 2017, 30min
VOICES is a documentary short film about transgender people of Moscow and Berlin making use of their personal voices: Malvina trains her voice in a group for trans women lead by Vasilisa, a choir director. Green political activist Claudia speaks out through the medium of photography, while Luis embarks on a testosterone therapy program that will hopefully cause his voice to break.


The Eddies Unbelievably Unremarkable Trip Through The Tasmania
Kelly West, Australia, 2016, 5min
Re-integrating back into Society is no easy task as Eddie and her best friend Eddie realise whilst looking for work through Tasmania. After having both been released from a ten year stint in prison, the two friends re-trace their steps whilst having a nice cuppa tea and a catch up on a swing.


Szép alak (Beautiful Figure)
Hajni Kis, Hungary, 2016, 17min
A high-school cleaning lady falls in love with one of the students in the school. Her love is impossible from the beginning, but she still decides to show her feelings. The moment they meet, she changes her mind and gest a cold feet, but life does not leave a way out. She must face difficult human boundaries.