Cinema

TiSFF – Day 5 / LGBTQ+

Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival

13 Oct - 31 Oct 16:00

Duration

199’

Seats

UNLIMITED

Venue

ONLINE

Embraces

Alain Escalle, France
13′

From the emptiness of the space left by our embraces, only the frantic circle of memories only remains. A dance, Bodies stretch, tear and entwine … Persecutions, War perhaps, as the breath of absence prevails and the weight of loneliness sounds.

A man wakes up naked in the ruins of past conflict. Then the memory of bodies embracing, tearing each other up, and remembering. The other who has disappeared.

 

Florence

Pauline Quinonero, France
5′

Elisabeth loves Florence. But Florence is gone.

 

Shams

Pauline Beugnies, Belgium
24′

Eden, a 30-year-old Belgian woman works in Cairo. She learned to love the city thanks to Shams, a bubbly Egyptian girl almost 10 years her junior, who challenges her vision of the world. Fearing of what othersmay think, Eden has hard time accepting her feelings and this new relationship, until Shams brutally  disappears following her coming out to her mother. Eden is forced to face her unconfessed love inorder to find her. With the support and friendship of two valiant young Egyptians, Eden starts a fight against her own fears, denials and bias in the quest of Shams.

 

Girls Should not Walk Alone at Night

Katerine Martineau, Canada
17’22”

After a late night high school graduation party, Chantal and Delphine find themselves walking home alone in the dark. Lost in the forest, their long night walk is punctuated by carelessness and an irrepressible desire to exist.

 

Dustin

Naïla Guiguet, France
20′

In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.

 

Eva & Jane

Irene Ganteri, Greece
15′

Eva and Jane go for a last walk before the upcoming lockdown.

 

Red

Yuchao Feng, China
4′

The freeing affirmation of a teen’s cross-dressing comfort is disrupted when they inadvertently bump into their father on the street in Yuchao Feng’s quietly observed short Red.

 

Queer Exodus

Sam Albatros, Germany
21′

Sam Albatros spoke to queer individuals with a refugee/immigration background from all over the world, individuals now residing in the Berlin area. Using footage from their everyday life, Sam created these visual stories as a love letter to queer survival & the individuals’ relationship with their countries, families and the world. Had they remained in their country of origin, their lives would have been in danger. This is an homage to not dying.

 

First Love

Florent Gouelou, France
11′

A drag show in a Parisian bar. The public only has eyes for the queen of the evening, Cookie Kunty. But from the back of the theatre, Baptiste, her boyfriend, may be looking at her for the last time.

 

Angelos at Christmas

Fotis Zampetakis, Greece
18′

It is Christmas Eve. Angelos, a mysterious 50-year-old man, observes a young boy singing the carols in the streets of Athens. He convinces the child to go with him in his car towards an unknown destination.

 

La sorcière Margot

Margot Clavel, France
10’27”

When the witch is banished from her village, she finds shelter in the devil’s forest.

 

Bad Daughter

Svetlana Sigalaeva, Russia
25′

It is a story of forbidden love between two female high school students who dream of escaping the hypocritical, fake world of the adults.

 

Naughty Spot

Jean Costa, France
19’30”

It’s Tonio’s first time in Corsica. He wanders across the island and on dating apps until stumbling upon the Oracle, a user who tells him about gay life in Corsica. Their conversation is reenacted with an actor who seems to connect deeply with the Oracle’s story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TiSFF – Day 5 / LGBTQ+
13 Oct - 31 Oct 16:00

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