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

10:30pm: XPOSED SHORTS 3 – Romantic Greetings and Goodbyes

FRIDAY 10/05/19, 22:30 Moviemento

Romantic Greetings and Goodbyes
From that first introduction, we form an image and dream of that unbridled night of passion to come. In our late night shorts program, we revisit those memories from that time we hooked up, those initial meetings and judgments and those special parts of the body we liked to touch. It is about rituals, fears, and the pain or joy in saying goodbye to someone or something. The romancing of the memory is what stays, and will eventually emote a visceral reaction.


Chaerin Im 2018 USA 4′

At Kindergarten I thought I could grow a penis from my vagina, just like the other boys.’ Although Chaerin Im was born as a woman, she never had affection or interest in objects or properties that corresponded to the category of ‘feminine’. At the same time, she never had the feeling that she should have been a man. Through twist and turns of uncanny sculptures resembling a penis and/or vagina or both, Chaerin questions the general gender connotations.


Max Almy, Barbara Hammer 1975 USA 21′

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Winner of the Louise Riskin Prize at the 1976 San Francisco Art Festival, Superdyke Meets Madame X documents the Barbara Hammer’s relationship with Max Almy on a reel-to-reel ¾” videotape recorder and microphone. This was Hammer’s first foray into recording with the Sony Portapak and was produced as part of a skill swap with Almy.


THE LAST ROMANTICS (Os Últimos Românticos)
João Cândido Zacharias 2019 Brazil 12′

Two young men share different points of view of the same sexual encounter in a public space.

XPOSED is excited to announce that João Cândido Zacharias will be personally attending to present his film and to answer questions at the end of the screening.

Marianne Farley 2017 Canada 20′

An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Jason Barker 1997 UK 14′

Five friends in the 1990’s and one medieval saint, each exploring their gender.

Trevor Anderson 2019 Canada 4′

Trevor reflects on his fear of dating.

Amber Bemak & Nadia Granados 2019 Mexico / USA 15′

Goodbye Fantasy is about two bodies in relation to each other as they let go of multiple cinematic universes they occupy together. Transforming from a fantasy body to a dreaming body to a dying body, they enact different constellations of social and political power as they relate to each other within the tight construct of the frame.

Werther Germondari 2019 Italy 3′

Some unusual creatures come to life in their natural habitats…

XPOSED is excited to announce that Werther Germondari will be personally attending to present his film and to answer questions at the end of the screening.