Queer Wave 2022 begins on Friday twenty fifth November and lasts till Sunday 4th December in Nicosia Old Town.
Full program on the web site: queerwave.com
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A complete of 70 movies will probably be screened through the third version of the competition, together with 15 characteristic movies, 5 Cypriot entries and greater than 60 Cypriot premieres. This yr’s program combines retrospectives, documentaries, animated movies and family-friendly contributions. As an indication of solidarity with nations that at present lack primary human rights, three quick movies from Iran, Ukraine and Palestine can even be proven.
After a particular screening by Escape This yr’s Queer Wave formally begins on the Rialto Theater on November twenty fifth. on the Theatro Polis (reverse the Old Powerhouse) with Maryam Touzani’s The blue caftan from Morocco, a subversive movie that had its world premiere at this yr’s Cannes Film Festival and received the International Jury (FIPRESCI) within the Un Certain Regard part. Deputy Culture Minister Yiannis Toumazis will give a welcoming handle on the opening night.
Other competition hits in this yr’s program embrace the shifting documentary by Swedish filmmaker Magnus Gertten Nelly & Nadine (29.11), a couple of tender story of lesbian love buried in time; in addition to a sensual queer musical with Egyptian pop music and an analogous narrative construction Thousand and one Night: Should I examine you to a summer season day? by Mohammad Shawky Hassan (11/30), which traces a number of tales of polyamory.
Family pleasant suggestions
On the event of the European Year of Youth, this yr’s Queer Wave will give particular visibility to younger characters with the intention of elevating public consciousness of the care that’s nonetheless not systematically supplied to LGBT+ youth in Cyprus. We have Mariano Biasins from Argentina and Finland Sublimate (26.11.) and Alli Haapasalos woman image (November 26), which, amongst different issues, make clear the romantic and erotic confrontation with bisexual and asexual characters. The transgender protagonist by Laurent Micheli Lola and the ocean from Belgium (26.11.) will captivate hearts along with his tender remedy of household ties. metamorphosis by JE Tiglao (11/27) is the primary movie from the Philippines to be screened at Queer Wave and the competition’s first characteristic movie with an intersex protagonist – a really uncommon species in cinemas. Finally, that of Canadian director Bretten Hannam wilderness (11/27) additionally provides a glimpse right into a world not often seen on display, in a movie that follows queer Indigenous characters with ease and humor.
For documentary movie lovers, this system is supplemented by Tilos Weddings by Greek director Panagiotis Evagelidis (26.11), who will probably be current in particular person at Queer Wave to current his movie – a tribute to the LGBT+ activists in Greece who defied the state’s objections by taking part within the first two same-sex marriages of the nation participated. With his observant however unbiased eye, Adrián Silvestre brings with this yr’s Queer Wave a extremely delicate and superbly layered portrait of the trans expertise, enjoyable but shifting sediments from Spain (28.11.). One of the six girls starring within the documentary will attend the competition to advertise the movie.
Queer-themed movies by Cypriot administrators are once more properly represented this yr, with 4 quick movies and one characteristic movie within the choice, together with two native premieres. These movies are: The man with the solutions by Stelios Kammitsis (27.11); Erma by Angelos Charalambous (28.11); partitions by Semeli Vogazianou (29.11); A summer season place by Alexandra Matheou (30.11); and Que Sera, Sera by Alexandros Pissourios (01.12). The 5 administrators will probably be with us after the screening of their movies to have interaction in discussions with the viewers: three on-site Q&As and two on-line.
Celebrating the filmmakers of one other period who paved the best way for queer cinema, the competition as soon as once more pays tribute to a number of gems in its retrospective: Sentence (01.12) to have fun the a hundredth birthday of Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini; The Bitter Tears of Petra by Kant (02.12) by German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder to mark the movie’s fiftieth anniversary; and sufferer (03.12) by British director Basil Dearden – a movie of historic significance within the context of the homosexual rights motion and the decriminalization of homosexuality within the UK within the Nineteen Sixties.
A particular platform this yr will probably be filmmakers of quick movies from the worldwide queer scene with a complete eight completely different quick movie programmes: together with 4, together with a Cypriot movie; a program with a spotlight household issues; and a selection of 9 tremendous 8 Gems by Michael Brynntrup, an necessary a part of the German underground scene of the 80s and 90s, who will probably be personally current on the competition to current his work. For the primary time, Queer Wave can even embrace a brief movie program pornographic Contents. Among the quick movies chosen are this yr’s winners of the Queer Palm (Cannes) and the Teddy Award (Berlin).
Full program on the web site: queerwave.com
Tickets: bought outticketbox.com
Every night time throughout Queer Wave 2022, after the screenings, there will probably be occasions the place native artists – LGBT+ and associates – will current their work at Sessions (6 Sapfous Street). Sessions is a newly fashioned and promising queer area in Nicosia that can host parallel occasions for 10 days in collaboration with Queer Wave. In addition to performances, reside music with DJs, exhibitions and discussions, Sessions gives a social area for Queer Wave audiences to assemble all through the competition, providing drinks and vegan snacks. More data on Instagram: @periods
Queer Wave 2022 screening places
Theatro Polis – reverse the Alte Krafthaus (25.11-01.12)
Goethe-Institut Cyprus – Checkpoint Ledra Palace (02.12)
Shakespeare House – North Nicosia (03.12)
Sessions – 6 Sapfous Street (12/04)
- The Youth Council of Cyprus
- The illustration of the European Commission in Cyprus
- The Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus
- NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]
- Theater Polis OPAP
- The Rialto Theater
- Goethe Institute Cyprus
- British Council
- The embassies of Finland, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the United States of America
- The British and Australian High Commissions
- Queer collective CY
- Queer Cyprus Association
- Accept – LGBTI Cyprus
- Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism