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

6pm: XPOSED SHORTS 7 – Too Much Running Thru

SUNDAY 12/05/19, 18:00 Moviemento

Too Much Running Thru
Poetry paces at a fantastic speed, hearts pound: welcome to a mediation on life and death, love and happiness. These films will literally run through your veins, moving on screen and through us with ever-changing speed. From tender and slow to explosive and fast, our Closing Night Shorts give you a sense of Sunday melancholia, lust for life, and gratefulness.


Finn Paul 2018 USA 12′

In this video essay, the artist as narrator, mixes up sexual discovery, community formation and desert landscapes in a collection of erotic snapshots.


Bettina Blanc Penther 2017 France 24′

On sunny roads a ghost-boy is strolling around two girls.
He changes of body he loose his dress and we let him go.


Eduardo Williams with Mariano Blatt 2018 Guinea Bissau/Switzerland/Argentina 23′

“No es” (It isn’t) is a cumulative poem by Mariano Blatt, which is constantly written over the course of a lifetime. The text of the poem, a list of “what seems to be but isn’t”, to which verses are added over days, months, and years, can cover anything: images, people, memories, landscapes, phrases, ideas. With this list ringing in its head, Eduardo Williams’s film Parsi finds itself in a perpetual movement through spaces and around people. We are taken on a breathless ride through bustling neighborhoods, from person to person, thrown, dipped under water, rushed from image to image, creating in the process yet another poem which is caressed by, crashes into, and spins next to “No es”.


Zara Zandieh 2019 Germany 21′

THE SEA RUNS THRU MY VEINS features four protagonists who, based on their very own individual challenges and life circumstances, share different perspectives on the topic of happiness. Sabuha Salam, long-term host of the monthly party Gayhâne, fed from Ruhr Area to Berlin in the late 1990s to live their queer identity freely. Llanquiray Valioska Painemal Morales, Mapuche with a Chilean passport and an experienced activist for the rights of refugees, migrants and indigenous people, went to the former Soviet Union before she came to Berlin in the 1990s. Neomi Ilan, a long-standing queer-feminist activist and cancer survivor from Israel/ Palestine, has been living through a lot of changes since her severe illness three years ago. Amir Zandieh, an electrician whose home is in Berlin since the 1970s, started to grapple with philosophical questions after the failed revolution in Iran.

XPOSED is excited to announce that Zara Zandieh will be personally attending to present her film and to answer questions at the end of the screening.

Barbara Hammer 1978 USA 15′

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

“A poetic study of the stages of a lesbian relationship by two women performance artists from honeymoon, through struggle, to break-up, to enduring friendship. Starring Terry Sendgraff on trapeze.” — Barbara Hammer

“The poetry of Barbara’s images carries us through the duration of a relationship: its intensely erotic beginnings, its sense of serenity, its playfulness and comedy and its closure — the alienation, pain, anger and loss of contact. The death of the body, a theme tenderly interwoven into the ageless strength and agility of Terry Sendgraff’s body, becomes the death of a relationship, a closing out, a leaving of the body behind. The body becomes a source of life. Its movement, grace, pain and happiness are contrasted with the inertness of things and the stillness of photos that merely document the brief passage of light.” — Jacquelyn Zita, Jump Cut.