Merlinka – International Queer Film Festival

2018

Vita and Virginia

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Subota, 8. decembar 2018. 19:00 Velika sala

Vita i Virdžinija

Režija: Chanya Button

Uloge: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini

TIFF

Irska, Velika Britanija, 2018.

Trajanje: 110 min.

Fascinantna istinita priča o ljubavnoj aferi između popularne autorke Vite Sakvil-Vest i književne ikone Virdžinije Vulf.

Vita and Virginia

Director: Chanya Button

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini

TIFF

Ireland, UK, 2018

Duration: 110′

It’s the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

Chanya Button

Chanya made her start in the industry whilst still in education, working as an Assistant Director on the floor of the HARRY POTTER feature film franchise and at 18, won a place on the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme before going on to study English at Oxford, and an MA in Theatre Directing at RADA. Chanya has since worked extensively across both the theatre and film industries, blending writing and directing her own work with working on prestigious larger scale projects. She has worked at the Creative Department at Warner Brothers in LA, for the UK Film Council (now BFI) Film Fund, as an Assistant Director for the Bush Theatre, the Tricycle Theatre, in Development for Heyday Films, as well as continuing her work on Studio features including the HARRY POTTER franchise, SHERLOCK HOLMES and EDGE OF TOMORROW. Chanya’s debut feature film BURN BURN BURN had its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival in 2015 and US premier at Seattle. Represented by Paris-based sales agent UDI for international sales it has since gone on to win a number of prestigious awards including the Grand Prix at Odessa. UK release was October 2016 and it was released on Netflix at the end of 2016. VITA AND VIRGINIA, Chanya’s 2nd feature starring Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018.

Tab Hunter Confidential

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Subota, 8. decembar 2018. 17:30 Amerikana

Tab Hunter poverljivo

Dokumentarac

Režija: Jeffrey Schwarz

SAD, 2015.

Trajanje: 90 min.

California Independent Film Festival – Najbolji dokumentarac

Trajanje: 90 min.

Tab Hunter je tokom pedesetih prošlog veka bio na vrhu boks ofisa i na vrhu muzičkih top lista. On je najtraženija holivudska zvezda i američki momak iz snova. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds i Sophia Loren su samo neke od glumica s kojim su ga povezivali. Ništa ne može da ugrozi njegovu karijeru. Ništa, osim činjenice da je Tab Hunter tajno gej. Sada, njegova tajna je otkrivena i u filmu Tab Hunter poverljivo po prvi put ćemo upoznati pravo Taba Huntera dok s nama deli priču o srećnom i zdravom preživljavanju holivudskog ludila. Umro je ove godine u 87. godini života.

Tab Hunter Confidential

Documentary

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

USA, 2015

Duration: 90 min

California Independent Film Festival – Best documentary

In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood’s most sought-after star and America’s boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage Tab Hunter’s career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter’s secret is out. In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.

Jeffrey Schwarz

Jeffrey Schwarz is an Emmy Award-winning producer, director and editor based in Los Angeles. His latest documentary is “The Fabulous Allan Carr,” which premiered at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival. Previous work includes the 2015 SXSW premiere “Tab Hunter Confidential,” the Emmy Award-winning HBO Documentary Films’ “Vito,” “I Am Divine,” “Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon,” and the 2007 AFI Fest Documentary Audience Award winner “Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story.” He is also a producer of studio EPKs (electronic press kit), Blu-ray and DVD content, and original television programming through his company, Automat Pictures. Hailed as an “EPK samurai” by Variety, he has produced content on major studio releases for directors such as Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Jonathan Demme, Wes Craven, Rob Reiner, Barry Sonnenfeld, Adam Shankman, Paul Verhoeven, Chris Columbus, and the Coen Brothers.

Hard Paint

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Subota, 8. decembar 2018. 21:30 Sala Amerikana

Tvrdokorna farba

Igrani film

Režija: Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon

Uloge: Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guega Peikoto

Brazil, 2018

Teddy Award Berlinale, C.I.C.A.E. Award Berlinale, Grand Jury Award Outfest, Grand Jury Award L.A. Outfest

Radnja filma dešava se u brazilskom gradu Porto Alegre na jugoistoku zemlje i fokusira se na socijalno neprilagođenog mladića koji izlazi iz svoje ljušture samo tokom nastupa u čet rumovima kada se skida i maže svoje telo neonskim bojama.

Tinta Bruta

Feature film

Directors: Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon

Cast: Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guega Peixoto

Brazil, 2018

Teddy Award Berlinale, C.I.C.A.E. Award Berlinale, Grand Jury Award Outfest, Grand Jury Award L.A. Outfest

Set in Brazil’s southern city of Porto Alegre, the film focuses on a socially repressed young man who only comes out of his shell during chatroom performances, when he strips and smears neon paints on his lithe body.

Filipe Matzembacher & Marcio Reolon

Filipe Matzembacher (born in Porto Alegre, 1988) and Marcio Reolon (born in Porto Alegre, 1984) are Brazilian directors and screenwriters. They met while attending to Film School at PUCRS, and since then work together. In 2010 Filipe and Marcio founded their production company Avante Filmes. Both of them are also acting teachers and work as programmers for two film festivals. Marcio is also an actor. In 2015 Filipe and Marcio released their first feature film BEIRA-MAR, that premiered at Berlinale – Forum and won best film at Rio International Film Festival – Novos Rumos section.

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Alone in the Game

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Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018. 19:30 Sala Amerikana

Sami u igri

Režiseri: Natalie Metzger, Michael Rohrbaugh

SAD, 2018.

Trajanje: 95 min

Od stvaraoca i izvršnog producenta, Davida McFarlanda, dolazi dokumentarni film koji prati grupu elitnih sportista i ikona najvećih sportskih stadiona, uključujući NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS i NCAA, između ostalih, i koji istražuje neprestane borbe LGBT sportista sa kojima se susreću na profesionalnim, kolegijalnim  i olimpijskom nivou. Istraživanje ovog velikog biznisa otkriva kulturu odbacivanja, netrpeljivosti I diskriminacije koja drži sportiste “u ormaru” i u tišini. Film prati sportiste koji su “u ormaru” i koji dele svoja lična iskustva, kao i NBA komesar Adam Silver, bivši ESPN predsednik John Skipper, NBA centar Jason Collins, NFL igrač Ryan O’Callaghan, MLS Kup šampion Robbie Rogers i osvajač olimpijske medalje Gus Kenworthy kao i Megan Rapinoe.

Alone in the Game

Directors: Natalie Metzger, Michael Rohrbaugh

USA, 2018

From Creator and Executive Producer, David McFarland comes ‘Alone In The Game’ a feature-length documentary that follows a group of elite athletes and iconic figures from the biggest stages in sport, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and NCAA, among others, to explore the ongoing struggles LGBT athletes are facing at the professional, collegiate and Olympic levels. An exploration of the big business of sports exposes a culture of exclusion, bigotry and discrimination which keeps these athletes in the closet and living in silence. Subjects include three closeted athletes who share their personal journeys, as well as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, former ESPN President John Skipper, NBA center Jason Collins, NFL linemen Ryan O’Callaghan, MLS Cup champion Robbie Rogers, and Olympic medalists Gus Kenworthy and Megan Rapinoe.

Natalie Metzger

Award-winning director and producer, Natalie Metzger explores the dark and surreal side of human nature with her visually rich and thoughtful work. Her work has been showcased in over 60 festivals around the world, receiving more than a dozen awards.

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Air

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Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018. 17:00 Velika sala

Vazduh

Režija:  Anatol Schuster

Uloge: Paula Hüttisch, Lara Feith

Nemačka, Francuska 2017.

Trajanje: 91 min.

Manjina ljubav prema neustrašivo nezavisnoj Louk je hvata brzo i jako – doslovno i figurativno. Njihov susret se desio neočekivano u šumi iza Manjinog stana i to doslovnim sudarom, tako što je Louk srušila iznenađenu Manju na zemlju. Nakon toga, dala je nežan poljubac zahvalnice Manji ne dajući joj da pobegne. Stvari se razvijaju u smeru naklonjenosti ka buntovnoj devojci koja će pratiti kako studiozna Manja radi stvari koje ona inače ne bi, kako bi sačuvala neutešno izgubljenu Louk, čija majka više nije živa, a otac gotovo da I nije prisutan u njenom životu.

Air

Director: Anatol Schuster

Cast: Paula Hüttisch, Lara Feith

Germany, 2017

Duration: 91 min

Manja’s love for the fiercely independent Louk hits her hard and fast – literally and figuratively. Their first encounter in the woods behind Manja’s apartment block is a collision, with Louk knocking a surprised Manja to the ground. But she then exchanges a soft kiss of thanks for Manja not giving her position away to her pursuers. It develops into a devotion to the rebellious girl that will see the studious Manja do things she wouldn’t normally do in order to be close to and take care of the achingly lost Louk, whose mother is no longer around and father might as well not be. Air is a delicate film with nuanced performances from its two leads and a surprising depth at its heart.

Anatol Schuster

Anatol Schuster, born in 1985, studied directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich. He realized various experimental short films and worked as 2nd assistant director for Edgar Reitz. Besides he works as a freelance editor and director.  His mid-length fiction A PERFECT PLACE, his first production with wirFILM, won the award „Dialogue en perspective“ at the International Film Festival Berlin in 2015. AIR is his degree film and his feature debut.

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Mater

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Petak, 7. decembar 2018. 17:30 Sala Amerikana

Mater

Igrani film

Režija: Pablo D’Alo Abba

Uloge: Patricio Aramburu, Marina Bellati, Araceli Dvoskin

Argentina, 2017.

Trajanje: 80 min.

Lena i Celeste vole jedna drugu i očajnički žele da postanu majke. Jedne noći izlaze da nađu donatora sperme i da izaberu stranca sa kojim će začeti svoje dete. Te noći Celeste sreće Daria, mladića nezadovoljnim svojim životom kojim dominira njegova zaštitnički nastrojena majka. Taj susret će njihove živote prebaciti na drugi pravac, posebno Daria, koji će otkriti da on može učiniti nešto za sebe.

Mater

Feature film

Director: Pablo D’Alo Abba

Cast: Patricio Aramburu, Marina Bellati, Araceli Dvoskin

Argentina, 2017

Duration: 80 min

Lena and Celeste love each other and desperately want to become mothers. One night, they go out looking for a sperm donor and choose a stranger to conceive their child with. That night Celeste meets Darío, a young man unhappy with his life and dominated by his overprotective mother. The event will set their lives on a different course, especially Dario’s, who will discover that he can do something for himself. Based on the play “Wind in a violin” by Claudio

Pablo D’Alo Abba

Pablo D’Alo Abba. Director, producer, screenwriter and musician. Director, producer and screenwriter of the documentary film “They come for the gold they come for ir all” winner for best film in thirteen festivals in Europe and Latin America, Trieste, Oursense, Eslovaquia, Mexico, Argentina and selected in more than seventy film festivals IDFA, Hot Docs, Toulouse, Munich, Belgium, Iran, Turkey, Seoul and premiered on all continents. “Mater” is his first featured film.

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The Story of the Stone

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Petak, 7. decembar 2018. 21:30 Sala Amerikana

Legenda o kamenu

Igrani film

Režija: Starr Vu

Uloge: Jr Ji, Aric Chen, Golden Elephant, Etsen Chen, Who C.

Tajvan, 2018.

Trajanje: 106 min.

Lin nakon smrti svog dečka odlazi u glavni grad Tajpej gde upoznaje Džoša, novog konobara u Stone baru u gej distriktu Crvena kuća, koga svi žele. Šon koji ima uspešnu karijeru I veoma je darežljiv donosi dobru karmu u Crvenu kuću, ali takođe izaziva promene u odnosima između Lina i Džoša. Lian je Fangov dečko koji takođe želi Džoša i podstiče ga na put droge i zabave. Događaji u Crvenoj kući i oko nje kulminiraju slomljenim srcima, očajem i tragedijom, ali postoji nada na različitim putevima koji su odabrani da se ide napred.

The Story of the Stone

Feature film

Director: Starr Wu

Cast: Jr Ji, Aric Chen, Golden Elephant, Etsen Chen, Who C.

Taiwan, 2018

Duration: 106 min

After the death of his boyfriend, Lin heads to the capital Taipei where he meets Josh, a new waiter at the Stone bar in the Red House gay area, who everyone desires. Sean has a successful career and he is very generous and immediately bringing good karma to Red House, however he also causes a change in the relationship between Lin and Josh. Fong’s boyfriend Lian also covets Josh’s beauty and he encourages Josh down a road of drugs and parties. The events in and around the Red House culminate in heartbreak, despair and tragedy, but there is also hope too in the different paths that are chosen to move forward.

Starr Wu

He worked at Chang Tso Chi Film Studio for more than ten years as a producer, sound recorder, training actors, other pre-production preparatory work and as an assistant to director Chang Tso Chi. He also handled international matters for the company. He wrote several screenplays and won many awards in Taiwan and directed many short films including most recently “Marry Me” and “Steam” about gay life in Taipei.

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Short films

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Petak, 7. decembar 2018. Trajanje Zemlja Tematika Režija
16.30
Renovation
20 Denmark G Bjarke de Koning
Islands
20 Germany G Ron Jäger
Push pink
9 USA T Kai Tillman
Y
23 Germany L Gina Wenzel
Skai Blue
18 Belgium G Guido Verelst
Daniela
25 Spain L Martín Crespo
18.30
Bootyful
13 France T François Barbier
Snails
14 Argentina G Juan Texier
If you were mine
23 Slovakia G David Benedek
Fatima’s son
11 Italy G Carlotta Piccinini
Spark
6 USA L Aharonit Elior
The Red Three
20 Ireland/Italy G Paul Rowley
Seat belt
25 Mexico G Jonathan Nuereyev Anzo Alvarado
20.30 Publika bira najbolji krati film do 5 minuta Nagrada publike
Missed call
1 France T Kevin Capelle
Shoot
1 Spain G Herminio Cardiel
Little secret
2 Australia L/G Sarah Bassiuoni
Today
3 France G Florent Sabatier
White Bedrooms
3 Spain G Gabriel Moran
Karate
4 Austria G Karl Neubart
Mom’s the word
4 Canada G Joffre Faria Silva
How was your day
4 Germany T Tal Iungman
Teenage threesome
4 Germany G Khaet Arkadu
Bag
4 Philipiness G Chris Cahilig
The best moment
4 Spain G Raúl Navarro
Ornitorrinco
4 Spain L Iván Martín Ruedas, Sara  Bamba
Gayndr
4 UK G Dave Andrew Skinner
Expiration date
4 USA G Shwenn Shunya Chang
Make it up
4 USA/France L Courtney Hope Thérond
Make a stand
5 France L Camille Aigloz
Waffles
5 USA L Foster Wilson
High tide
20 Netherlands G Claire Zhou
Sunken Plum
19 China T Roberto F. Canuto, Xiaoxi Xu
Late for break time
20 Spain G Pablo Malo
Subota, 8. decembar 2018.
16.30
A thousand years of love
10 Myanmar L M. Noe
Amigas with benefits
10 USA L Adelina Anthony
Cat day
11 Germany/Japan Q Jon Frickey
Cocoon
11 Iran T Mohammad Eskandari
Positive
11 New Zeeland G Roberto Nascimento
A stranger to myself
12 Germany G Jannik Gensler
Instead
12 Poland G Bartosz Brzeziński
Skipping stones
19 Slovenia G Blaž Slana
Wherever Our Favorite Streets Meet
18 Brazil L Alice Name-Bomtempo
18.30
No more we
15 Sweden G David Färdmar
Schwartzy
6 Canada G Aleks Vujosevic
Karate
4 Austria G Karl Neubart
Disconnected
8 Germany L Maša Zia Lenárdič, Anja Wutej
Old narcissus
22 Japan G Tsuyoshi Shoji
It
11 Russia T Ilya Sherstobitov
Little Milo
28 China G Drago Lazetich
20.30
MATHIAS
30 Austria T Clara Stern
Risk
20 Slovenia L Tina Novak
Rick
15 Germany G Jan-Peter Horstmann
The love letter
20 Israel L Atara Frish
The wall
8 Serbia Q Branislav Kostić
Autovanje na Kosovu, u Srbiji i Hrvatskoj
9 Germany, Serbia Q hajde
Birds of paradise
10 India T Rahul M M
The rabbi
20 Israel G Uriya Hertz
Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018.
16.30
The Marriage
25 Spain G Víctor  Luis Quintero, Sergio  Rey Sánchez
Double lucky
24 Netherlands Q Esmée van Loon
Contact
6 France L Bancelin Léa
Loop
6 Germany G Texas Black
The kiss
7 Canada G Joffre Faria Silva
Boxing day
7 USA L Richard E. Haywood
Carlito leaves forever
8 Peru G Quentin Lazzarotto
Under tension
9 Germany G Clemens Roth
Pony tale
9 Israel L Moran Nakar
Two of every kind
9 Israel G Efrat Chen Weiss, Naor Zana, Neta Bar
18.30
Sisak
15 India G Faraz Arif Ansari
Water memories
9 Spain L Anaís  Medina, Tony Navarro
I’m not he
9 Spain T Xoán Bregua
Sleepover
9 Sweden G Jimi Vall Peterson
Goldfish
14 Greece G Yorgos Angelopoulos
The Promise
14 Sweden L Paula Gustafsson
Heather has four moms
14 USA L Jeanette Buck
Whole
21 Bulgaria L Slava Doytcheva
20:30
Turn it around
9 Netherlands G Niels Bourgonje
Coco
15 Italy T Veronica Succi
EVOKE
15 USA L Asia LeMasters
The inner shadow
16 Brazil G Diego Tafarel
The Image of You
16 Finland L Pinja Valja
Chechnya
16 France G Jordan Goldnadel
Mariposas
16 Spain L Angel Villaverde
Elena
22 Costa Rica/Spain L Ayerim Villanueva

Knife + Heart

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Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018. 21:30 (orijentaciono) Velika sala – Film počinje nakon dodele nagrada i zatvaranja festivala

Nož + srce

Režiser: Yann Gonzalez

Uloge: Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Mauri

Francuska, 2018

Cannes Film Festival (Kanski filmski festival)

Prix Jean Vigo – Najbolji film, Reykjavik International Film Festival – Najbolji film

Pariz, leto 1979. Anne je producent trećerazredne gej pornografije. Kada je Lois, njena montažerka i ljubavnica, napusti, pokušava da joj se vrati, snimajući ambiciozni film sa upečatljivim Archibaldom.

Un couteau dans le coeur

Director: Yann Gonzalez

Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury

France, 2018

Cannes Film Festival

Prix Jean Vigo – Best film, Reykjavik International Film Festival – Best film

Paris, summer 1979. Anne is a producer of gay porn at discount. When Loïs, her editor and companion, leaves her, she attempts to reclaim her by turning a film more ambitious with the flamboyant Archibald.

Yann Gonzalez

Yann Gonzalez was born in 1977 in Nice, France. He was a film critic who eventually went on to direct films in 2006. His short film, I HATE YOU LITTLE GIRLS was selected for the “Quinzaine de réalisateurs” in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He follows his first feature film YOU AND THE NIGHT (2013), selected for La Semaine de La Critique with KNIFE + HEART.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Subota, 8. decembar 2018. 21:00 Velika sala

Možete li mi ikada oprostiti?

Igrani film

Režija: Marielle Heller

Uloge: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

SAD, 2018

TIFF

Kada Li Izrael ne uspe da podiđe trenutnim ukusima, ona pretvara svoju umetnost u prevaru. Adaptacija memoara Can You Ever Forgive Me?, istinita priča o najprodavanijem biografu poznatih, Lee Israel (Li Izrael).

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Feature film

Director: Marielle Heller

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

USA, 2018

TIFF

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller is a writer, director and actor. She was selected as a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow and 2012 Sundance Directing Fellow, and was honored with the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship, and The Maryland Film Festival Fellowship. Her writing credits include pilots for ABC and 20th Century Fox, and multiple screenplays and theatrical plays. She has performed at theaters all over the world, from New York to the West End.

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Rafiki

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Petak, 7. decembar 2018. 19:00 Velika sala

Rafiki

Igrani film

Režija: Wanuri Kahiu

Uloge: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmi Gathu

Kenija, Južna Afrika, Nemačka, Francuska, Liban, Norveška, Holandija, SAD, 2018.

Trajanje: 82 min.

TIFF, Cannes Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival – Pobednik

Dobre kenijske devojke postaju dobre kenijske žene, ali Kena i Ziki traže nešto više. Kada ljubav procveta između njih, dve devojke će biti primorane da biraju između sreće i sigurnosti.

Rafiki

Feature film

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

Stars: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu

Kenya, South Africa, Germany, France, Lebanon, Norway, Netherlands, USA, 2018

Duration: 82 min

TIFF, Cannes Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival – Winner

“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Wanuri Kahiu

Born in Nairobi, Wanuri is part of the new generation of African storytellers. Her stories and films have received international acclaim. Her films screened in numerous film festivals around the world. To date, Wanuri has written and directed six films. Rafiki is her second feature film. She is the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media company that supports, creates and commissions fun, fierce and frivolous African art. In 2008, Wanuri completed her first feature film From A Whisper based on the real life events surrounding the twin bombings of US Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998. The film won awards at the Africa Movie Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture, the Golden Dhow award at Zanzibar International Film Festival and Best Film at Kalasha, Kenya Film and TV awards. Shortly after she completed a documentary about the life of Nobel peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai entitled For Our Land (2009) for M-Net ‘Great Africans’ Series. Her short Science Fiction Film Pumzi (2009) that was partially funded by Focus Features, Goethe Institut and Changa Moto Fund in Kenya, screened at Sundance in 2010. Pumzi won Best Short at Cannes Independent Film Festival, May 2010 and took Silver at Carthage Film Festival in 2010. Wanuri was named a TED Fellow in 2017 and World Economic Forum cultural leader in 2018. Wanuri published her first children’s book, The Wooden Camel (Lanata Publishing), she is currently in post porduction on a feature length documentary “GER” (To Be Separate) and in pre-production on “Rusties” a near future science fiction film set in Nairobi.

Las herederas

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Petak, 7. decembar 2018. 21:00 Velika sala

Naslednice

Igrani film

Režiser: Marcelo Martinessi

Uloge: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova

Paragvaj, Nemačka, Urugvaj, Brazil, Norveška, Francuska, 98 ‘

Berlinale – nagrada FIPRESCI, Srebrni medved (Najbolja glumica), nagrada Alfred Bauer, nominovan za Zlatnog medveda

Chela i Chikuita su obe poreklom iz bogatih porodica i zajedno su već́ više od 30 godina. Ali u skorije vreme, njihova finansijska situacija se pogoršala i počinju da prodaju svoje nasleđene stvari. Ali kada njihovi dugovi dovedu do toga da je Chikuita zatvorena zbog optužbi za prevare, Chela je prisiljena da se suoči sa novom realnošću. Vozeći po prvi put u životu, ona počinje da pruža lokalnu taksi uslugu grupi starijih bogatih dama. Pošto se Chela polako privikava na novi život, sreće se sa mnogo mlađom Angy, stvarajući svežu i osnažujuću novu vezu. Chela je konačno počela da izbija iz svoje ljuske i da se povezuje sa svetom, upadajući u svoju ličnu, intimnu revoluciju.

The Heiresses

Feature film

Director: Marcelo Martinessi

Cast: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova

Paraguay, Germany, Urugua, Brazil, Norway, France, 98′

Berlinale – FIPRESCI Prize, Silver Berlin Bear (Best Actress), Alfred Bauer Prize, Nominee Golden Berlin Bear

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating new connection. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.

Marcelo Martinessi

Born in Asunción, Paraguay in 1973, he is a director and screenwriter. He studied communication in his hometown, followed by film at the London Film School. His short films, which revolve around literature and memory, have screened at festivals including the Berlinale and Clermont-Ferrand. He was executive director of his country’s first public television station from 2010 up to the coup d’état in 2012. His attempt at coming to terms with the ensuing political chaos gave rise to his short film La Voz Perdida (The Lost Voice), which won Best Short at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival.

Among the People: Life & Acting

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Subota, 8. decembar 2018. 19:30 Amerikana

Među ljudima: Život i gluma

Dokumentarni video

Režija: Želimir Žilnik

Srbija, 2018.

Trajanje: 83 min.

Nacionalna premijera

Video povodom izložbe Shadow Citizens assemblage karakteriše sećanja i komentare glumaca amatera u kombinaciji sa scenama iz filmova u kojima su učestvovali kao “protagonisti”, pomešani sa snimcima ekipe koja radi na setovima Žilnikovih filmova.

Deluje kao podsetnik Žilniku o talentima i stvarnim iskustvima njegovih učesnika, koji su inspirisali ovog filmadžiju da artikuliše svoje narativne teme i definiše svoje izmišljene likove. Istovremeno, video dokumentuje kako su učesnici filma doživeli nove susrete i solidarnost u “filmskom kolektivu”.

Among the People: Life & Acting

Documentary video

Director: Želimir Žilnik

Serbia, 2018

Duration: 83 min

National premiere

The newly commissioned video for the occasion of the exhibition Shadow Citizens assemblage features memories and commentaries of non-professional actors combined with excerpts from films in which they participated as “protagonists,” mixed with footage made of crews working on the sets of Žilnik’s films.

It acts as a reminder for Žilnik of the talents and real-life experiences of his participants, which inspired the filmmaker to articulate their narrative threads and also define his fictional characters. At the same time, the video documents how the film participants experienced new encounters and solidarity in the “film collective.”

Želimir Žilnik

Želimir Žilnik (born in Niš in 1942; currently living and working in Novi Sad) has written and directed numerous feature and documentary films which have reaped many awards at domestic and international film festivals. Žilnik is renowned as an initiator of the “docudrama” genre. From the very beginning his films have focused on contemporary issues, featuring social, political and economic assessments of everyday life. The student demonstrations of 1968 and the turmoil that followed the occupation of Czechoslovakia are at the centre of Žilnik’s first feature film Early Works (1969) which was awarded the “Golden Bear” at the Berlin Film Festival and four prizes in Pula that same year. After facing problems with censorship in Yugoslavia, Žilnik spent the mid-seventies in Germany, where he independently produced and made seven documentaries and one feature film, Paradise (1976). Following his return to Yugoslavia at the end of the seventies, he directed a substantial series of television films and docudramas for TV Belgrade and TV Novi Sad. By the end of the eighties Žilnik was making films through a cooperative structure of television and cinema production. Žilnik’s most recent films include Fortress Europe (2000), Kenedi Goes Back Home (2003), Kenedi, Lost and Found (2005), Kenedi is Getting Married (2007), The Old School of Capitalism (2009) and others. These films have been screened at over 250 international festivals. Alongside his ceaseless filmmaking and production work, Žilnik has also been active in educational activities. Since 1997 he has been a mentor, teacher and executive producer in many international workshops for students from all over South Eastern Europe and has been a visiting speaker at foreign film schools.

Marilyn

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Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018. 19:00 Velika sala

Merlinka

Igrani film

Režija: Martin Rodriguez Redondo

Uloge: Zvezde: Valter Rodriguez, Catalina Saavedra, German de Silva

Argentina, Čile, 2018.

Trajanje: 79 min.

Berlinale, Međunarodni festival filma u San Sebastijanu

Marcos, sedamnaestogodišnji farmer, otkriva svoju seksualnost u neprijateljskom okruženju. Lokalni tinejdžeri mu daju nadimak Merlinka i on postaje meta ljudske žudnje i diskriminacije. Marcos se oseća da je sve više i više sateran u ugao.

Marilyn

Feature film

Director: Martín Rodríguez Redondo

Cast: Stars: Walter Rodríguez, Catalina Saavedra, Germán de Silva

Argentina, Chile, 2018

Duration: 79 min

Berlinale, San Sebastián International Film Festival

Marcos, a seventeen-year-old farm worker, discovers his sexuality in a hostile environment. Nicknamed Marilyn by other teenagers in town, he becomes the target both of human desire and discrimination. Marcos feels himself pushed into a corner more and more.

Martín Rodríguez Redondo

Martín Rodríguez Redondo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 9th, 1979.  He graduated from the Buenos Aires Centro de Investigación Cinematográfica (CIC) as Integral Filmmaker for Cinema and TV. He performed as Assistant Director in the documentaries El fin del Potemkin by Misael Bustos, Il rumore della memoria by Marco Bechis, Hombres muertos by Gregorio Crámer and El silencio by Misael Bustos, among others. He produced the documentaries Kosice Hidroespacial, by Gabriel Saie, premiered at 2016 BAFICI, and Barrio Modelo by Mara Pescio.  He also performed as Delegate Producer in the Argentine Digital Television (TDA). Marilyn is his first feature film as director.  It won the CICAE Art Cinema Award at the “Cine en Construcción” section of Toulouse Cinélatino Rencontres Festival, and the Sin Sistema prize at the Work in Progress section of BAL (Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival).  It also won INCAA’s First Feature Film Prize, INCAA-CNCA Co-Production Support Fund (Argentina-Chile), and Ibermedia’s Film Co-Production Support Fund.  It has participated at the Oaxaca Film Script Lab (Mexico), the San Sebastián Film Festival Co-Production Forum (Spain), the SANFIC Santiago Industry Lab, and Australab at FICValdivia (both in Chile). Martín also directed the short film Las liebres, winner of INCAA’s Historias Breves film contest.  It was screened at the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival, the Havana Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, and the Kinoforum São Paulo International Short Film Festival, among other places.

L’animale

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Petak, 7. decembar 2018. 17:00 Velika sala

Ja, životinja

Igrani film

Režija: Katharina Muckstein

Uloge: Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Varta

Austrija, 2018.

Trajanje: 100 min.

Berlinale

Valencia International Film Festival – Pobednik, Zurich Film Festival – Pobednik

L’Animale je film o kontradiktornim silama koje vode naše živote: želja, strast i razum.

L’animale

Director: Katharina Mückstein

Cast: Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta

Austria, 2018

Duration: 100 min.

Berlinale

Valencia International Film Festival – Winner, Zurich Film Festival – Winner

L’Animale is a film about the contradictory forces that guide our lives: desire, passion, and reason.

Katharina Mueckstein

Born in Vienna, Austria in 1982, she studied philosophy and gender studies, followed by directing at the Filmacademy Vienna. She is co-founder of La Banda Film production company which has produced multi-award-winning documentaries such as Holz Erde Fleisch by Sigmund Steiner and Tiere und andere Menschen by Flavio Marchetti. She worked on both these films as dramatic consultant and co-writer respectively.

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Tranny Fag

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Petak, 7. decembar 2018. 19:30 Sala Amerikana

Peder trandža

Dokumentarac

Režija: Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla

Brazil, 2018.

Trajanje: 75 min.

Berlinale – Teddy Bear – Najbolji dokumentarni film

Dokumentarni film koji prati MC Linn Da Quebrada, crnu trans ženu, izvođačicu i aktivistkinju koja živi u siromašnom delu Sao Paola. Njeni elektrizirajući nastupi (sa puno golotinje) se hrabro bore sa brazilskim hetero-normativnim mačizmom.

Bixa Travesty

Directors: Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla

Brazil, 2018

Duration: 75 min

Berlinale – Teddy Bear – Best documentary

A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo. Her electrifying performances (with plenty of nudity) brazenly take on Brazil’s hetero-normative machismo.

Claudia Priscila

Claudia has directed the feature films A Destruição de Bernardet  (The Destruction of Bernardet, 2016), co-directed with Pedro Marques, selected for Locarno Film Festival, and awarded for Best Directon and Best Actor at Mix Brazil Festival 2016 and Special Mention at Queer Lisboa 2017; Leite e Ferro (Iron and Milk, 2010), which received the Best Documentary and Best Documentary Director awards at Paulinia Festival 2010; Olhe Pra Mim de Novo (Look at Me Again, 2011), co-directed with Kiko Goifman, which received the Special Jury Prize at Rio Film Festival 2011, Public’s Choice – Best Documentary at Mix Brasil Festival 2011, Honorable Mention at Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival and was also part of Panorama’s Official Selection, 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, where it stood among the three runner-ups for the Teddy Bear Award. Among her short films, Vestido de Laerte (Leg’s Out, 2012), co-directed with Pedro Marques, awarded as Best Short and Best Art Design at Brasilia Film Festival 2012; Phedra (2008); and Sexo e Claustro (Sex and Cloister, 2005), awarded by the ABD (Brazilian Association of Documentarians) at São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2005 and part of Panorama’s Official Selection at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival. She has also produced the films 33, Morte Densa (Dense Death) and Atos dos Homens (Acts of Men),directed by Kiko Goifman and exhibited at festivals like Locarno, Rotterdam and Berlin.

Kiko Goifman

Kiko Goifman has directed the feature films Periscópio (Periscope, 2013), fiction, DCP, selected for Spectrum section, Rotterdam Film Festival; Olhe Pra Mim de Novo (Look at Me Again, 2011), co-directed with Claudia Priscilla, documentary, DCP, selected for Berlinale, Panorama; FilmeFobia (Film Phobia, 2008), fiction, 35 mm, selected for Locarno Film Festival, Filmmakers of the present; Handerson e as Horas (Handerson and the Hours, 2007), a documentary about time people spend in a bus in São Paulo, selected for Locarno Film Festival (Ici et Ailleurs) and Opening Screening Nantes Festival 3 Continents 2007; Atos dos Homens (Acts of Men, 2006), documentary, 35mm, supported by Prince Claus Fund (Holland) and World Cinema Fund (Germany), selected for Berlinale 2006 (Forum) and awarded as Best Documentary at Nantes Festival 3 Continents 2006; and 33 (2003), documentary, 35mm, supported by Hubert Bals Fund and selected for Locarno Festival (video section), Rotterdam Festival 2003 (about “True Stories”)…

Survival in Berlin-Neukölln

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Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018. 17:30 Sala Amerikana

Preživeti u Novom Kelnu

Režiseri: Rosa von Praunheim, Markus Tiarks

Nemačka, 82 ‘

Film o Stefanu Strickeru sa umetničkim imenom Juwelia koji već́ godinama vodi galeriju u Sanderstraße u Berlinu Neukölln. Svakog vikenda poziva goste da besramno pričaju o svom životu i pevaju poetske pesme koje je napisala sa svojim prijateljem iz Holivuda Joseom Promisom. Juwelia je bila siromašna i seksi celog svog života, uvek se borila za priznanje, ali samo delimično.

Überleben in Neukölln

Directors: Rosa von Praunheim, Markus Tiarks

Germany, 82′

About Stefan Stricker, who calls himself Juwelia and has been running a gallery on Sanderstraße in Berlin Neukölln for many years. Every weekend he invites guests to shamelessly recount from his life and to sing poetic songs written with his friend from Hollywood Jose Promis. Juwelia has been poor and sexy all her life, has always struggled for recognition, but only partially.

Rosa von Praunheim

Born in Riga in Latvia in 1942, he studied painting at the Offenbach University of Art and Design and the Berlin University of the Arts. He made his first short film in 1967 and was assistant director to Gregory J Markopoulos the same year. He ranks among the most prolific gay filmmakers; for his 70th birthday he surprised his fans with 70 new short films with a total running time of over 700 minutes

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The Happy Prince

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Četvrtak, 6. decembar 2018. 21:30 (orijentaciono) Velika sala – Film počinje nakon svečanog otvaranja koje počinje u 21:00

Srećni princ

Igrani film

Režija: Rupert Everett

Uloge: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

Nemačka, UK, Belgija, Italija

Trajanje: 105 min.

Berlinale, Sundance

Bavarian Film Awards – Najbolja produkcija

Neispričana priča o poslednjim danima u tragičnim vremenima Oskara Vajlda, osobe koja svoju propast posmatra sa ironičnom distancom i slaže se sa poteškoćama koje nosi njegov život bez vezivanja i sa humorom.

The Happy Prince

Feature film

Director: Rupert Everett

Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

Germany, UK, Belgium, Italy

Duration: 105 min

Berlinale, Sundance

Bavarian Film Awards – Best Production

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Rupert Everett

Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes arrogant, intellectual was a rebel from the very beginning. At the age of seven, he was placed into the care of Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College where he trained classically on the piano. He was expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London for clashing with his teachers and instead apprenticed himself at the avant-garde Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre in Scotland, performing in such productions as ‘Don Juan’ and ‘Heartbreak House’. In 1984 Everett successfully filmed a lead role in Another Country (1984), which he had performed earlier on stage and shot to international attention, becoming one of England’s hottest new star. But again the wickedly sharp and suave rebel doused his own fire by clashing with the press and even with his own fans. In 1989 Everett openly declared his own homosexuality — an announcement that could have mortally wounded his film career. Instead, over time, it seems to have had the opposite effect. His career revitalized as Julia Roberts’ gay confidante in My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), and he has continued to impress notably in the classics area with Shakespeare in Love (1998) (as Christopher Marlowe), An Ideal Husband (1999) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) (as Oberon). Lately he has enhanced both films with his royal portrayals in To Kill a King (2003) and Stage Beauty (2004), and television with his effortlessly suave Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004). His predilection for smug and smarmy villains of late such as the cartoonish Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget (1999) has extended into voice animation with his “unprincely” Prince Charming character in Shrek 2 (2004). In making his landmark decision to “come out”, Rupert becomes a living testament disproving the theory that a truly talented and successful romantic leading man cannot survive the career-killing stigma of being openly gay.