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

3:30pm: XPOSED SHORTS 4 – Family Affairs

SATURDAY 11/05/19, 15:30 Moviemento

Family Affairs
Strong narratives followed by experimental formats navigate around individuals that are stuck and that find a way out. We follow sisters and brothers figuring out sexuality and the realities of being excluded. The painful experiences of coming of age, separation and death are explored through the family unit. And suddenly, within conservatives circumstances, diving for the cross becomes an (un)conventional step towards emancipation.

 

GREAT AGAIN
Kirrilee Bailey 2018 Australia 6′

Jordan, a queer non-binary person, must navigate the widening divide between the left and the right when they visit their evangelical Christian family in rural Australia and discover that their own mother is a Trump supporter.

 

OASIS
Alejandro Zuno 2017 Mexico 16′

OPHELIA, a lower middle class housewife in her 40’s, goes to a gay bar called “Oasis” looking for her husband. The impact of confirming her suspicion leaves her lying on the ground after fainting and is JACKELINE, a transsexual prostitute, who unexpectedly helps her and takes her to a quiet place where she can find some peace of mind.

 

ONDAS MAREDAS (DIZZY WAVES)
Collective film by:
Inés Aledo, Amaia Araiztegi, Jone Garitano, Alberto Gómez, Aitor Ibarguren, Paty
Ortiz de Zárate
2018 Basque Country 6′

Mariana has something to tell us. A collective film made in the framework of the workshop “Experimental cinema and lesbian realities” conducted by Zazpi T’erdi & Irene Bailo.

 

CHERRIES
Dubravka Turic 2017 Croatia 30′

Family tensions are slowly eroding what should have been a carefree summer for 10-year old Jakov. Shielded by the innocence of a child, Jakov does not understand the cause of the troubles, but can sense a profound injustice in the actions of the grown ups. A series of events ending in tragedy will incite his emotional revolt, but also his feelings of guilt.

 

ENZO
Serena Porcher-Carli 2018 France 7′

Serena is drawing the portrait of Enzo. In a cozy and intimate atmosphere, he tells us his story, this life is extraordinary, because it is a life of a Female-To-Man (FTM) transgender. This photography project does not deal with the issue of nudity. No nudity, no sign of trans-identity is highlighted. Pictures just show a man in his daily life, a life that can even be a little bit boring within the framework of a vernacular photography. The spectator is immersed into the small flat of Enzo. Pictures take into account every detail of human life; they are likely to embody the personality and universe of Enzo.

 

WE LOVE MOSES
Dionne Edwards 2016 England 15′

When Ella was 12, she had her first fight. And when she was 12, she discovered sex. Now 18, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her brother’s best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.

 

WOULD YOU LOOK AT HER
Goran Stolevski 2018 Macedonia 18′

In the way she carries herself, 18-year-old Aneta barely differs from the boys. Because of this and an uncomfortable cell phone recording doing the rounds, she and her only friend are mocked as ‘lesbians’. This destroys their friendship. Meanwhile, Aneta also has to deal with family problems. Her father is slowly losing his battle with cancer. When his TV breaks down, his suffering seems to increase.
Aneta comes up with an idea. She has to convince the village priest to let her participate in a centuries-old all-male church ritual. If allowed to take part, she will have to battle the savage high school bullies. The prizes range from the spiritual (good health and blessings) to the lucrative (a brand new flatscreen).