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Synopsis

We all violate gender norms. Those of us in the queer alphabet soup (LGBTQIA+) are often at the forefront of redefining what it means to be a man or a woman, as well as challenging the expectations of what people we should fall in love with and marry - if at all.
This selection of short films highlights the experiences of queer people, with a special focus on trans people and queer women. From an unexpected Lebanese coming out story to a bittersweet manifesto from Georgia, these films from all across the planet are both personal and inevitably social stories that mark a universal struggle for love and identity.

Heinrich Sepp

Sat, 24.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
091707
Screening code: 091707
Sun, 25.11.2018
3:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
101406
Screening code: 101406
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Cassette info
Duration: 73 minutes
Synopsis

We all violate gender norms. Those of us in the queer alphabet soup (LGBTQIA+) are often at the forefront of redefining what it means to be a man or a woman, as well as challenging the expectations of what people we should fall in love with and marry - if at all.
This selection of short films highlights the experiences of queer people, with a special focus on trans people and queer women. From an unexpected Lebanese coming out story to a bittersweet manifesto from Georgia, these films from all across the planet are both personal and inevitably social stories that mark a universal struggle for love and identity.

Heinrich Sepp

Cassette films
Astri and Tambulah
Si Astri maka si Tambulah
Synopsis

Astri is a 16-year old transwoman in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Although it’s an unusual sight at the community where they live, nobody bothers them. Subsisting on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance at the sea, everything is perfect except that Sama Badjao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

Film info
Country: Philippines
Year: 2017
Duration: 19 minutes
Language: Filipino
Director: Xeph Suarez
Girlhood
Girlhood
Synopsis

Girlhood wants to break the boundaries of the stereotypical concept of femininity. To that end, the maker returns to her childhood where she starts questioning herself about her short hair, missing bikini top and reckless tree climbing. The result of her personal search is a mosaic portrait of young people who each reflect a facet of herself as a young woman.

Film info
Countries: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 minutes
Languages: Dutch, English
Director: Heleen Declercq
My Gay Sister
Min Homosyster
Synopsis

Ten-year-old Cleo has a head full of questions: How can I tell if I'm in love with somebody? How do I know if I prefer boys or girls? Since her older sister began dating another girl, there are new, strange feelings stirring inside Cleo. During a trip to the Norwegian fjords, she broaches the subject with the young couple and is given some helpful advice.

Film info
Countries: Sweden, Norway
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: Swedish
Director: Lia Hietala
Prisoner of Society
Prisoner of Society
Synopsis

What it means to be a stranger in your own home and country? Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, locked away from the outside world for the past decade, trapped between her personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents that threaten their unity.

Film info
Country: Georgia
Year: 2018
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: Georgian
Director: Rati Tsiteladze
Three Centimetres
Three Centimetres
Synopsis

In a old fun park in Beirut, four young female friends go on a Ferris Wheel ride. During this claustrophobic open-air journey, they touch on intimate subjects, from making best use of three centimetres to Joanna's recent breakup. However, Suzie’s breakup advice leads to an unexpected confession.

Film info
Countries: Lebanon, United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Duration: 9 minutes
Language: Arabic
Director: Zeidan Lara