Merlinka – International Queer Film Festival

2020

Schwarz Weiss Bunt

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NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 12:30 VELIKA SALA DOMA OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 300 DIN.
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Igrani film
Režija: David Moser
Igraju: Klara Dimling, Sebastijan Klem-Lorenz, Elizabet Kanetis, Sofi Veglajtner, Viktorija Hiliš
Austrija, 2020.
Trajanje: 85 minuta

Matilda – mlada i nesigurna, žena na putu da postane odrasla osoba koja se plaši da će doživeti gubitak svoje mladosti. Usred svoje potrage za odgovorima na velika životna pitanja, ona uviđa potrebu da ode dublje pre toga tako što će najpre preispitati sebe.
Vikend prepun različitih susreta sa porodicom, prijateljima i strancima će joj možda pomoći da pronađe odgovore na njene mlade i tvrdoglave zbunjenosti.

Schwarz Weiss Bunt
Feature Film
Director: David Moser
Cast: Clara Diemling, Sebastian Klemm-Lorenz, Elisaebeth Kanettis, Sophie Wegleitner, Viktoria Hillisch
Austria, 2020
Duration: 85

Matilda – young and insecure. a woman on the cusp of becoming an adult who is fearing to experience the loss of her youthfulness. Midst her search to answer the big questions of life, she realizes the need to go deeper beforehand by questioning herself at first.
A weekend full of different encounters with family, friends and strangers may be helping to find answers for her young and heady confusions.

David Moser
David Moser works as a director, director of photography and film producer in Vienna. He spent his childhood in the mountains of Tyrol. At the age of 19 he moved to Vienna to work in the film industry. He got his first jobs in the film and advertising industry 2010, back then primarily as a director of photography. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Vienna (theater, film and media studies).
After putting much effort into many short-film-productions he decided to produce the short film “Revolución Solar” together with director Santiago Rodriguez Duran in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The duo put their trust into a new working method shooting without a script. The characters were told to improvise in settings Duran and Moser created beforehand. The movie was approved as “best talent film” in the year 2017 at the Diagonale in Austria. With this momentum on his side, it was easier to gain the actors and actresses he wanted to work with for Schwarz Weiss Bunt to realize his debut feature film.

The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday

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NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 12:30 AMERIKANA DOM OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 200 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 50

Neverovatne lezbejske priče
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Ketrin Beranič
SAD, 2019.
Trajanje: 63 minuta

Osamdesetih godina, grupa koja sebe naziva Prvim petkom nastala je u potpunosti formirana iz mašte grupe lezbejki koje žive u malom gradu Roanok u Virdžiniji. Neke žene su odatle, a neke su se preselile u dolinu Roanok zbog posla. Bilo je to Reganovo doba i homoseksualci su bili na lošem glasu, posebno u Biblijskom pojasu (*oblast južnih i srednjozapadnih SAD i zapadne Kanade gde je protestantski fundamentalizam široko rasprostranjen). Podstaknute čistom slučajnošću međusobnog pronalaženja, grupa je stvorila siguran prostor, organizovala fantastične događaje i razvila zajednicu trajnih prijateljstava, sve u senci Moralne većine.
Ovaj mali deo lezbejske istorije ispričan je kroz glasove i anegdote članova Prvog petka i žena koje su se pridružile zabavi.

The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday
Documentary
Director: Kathryn L Beranich
USA, 2019
Duration: 63

In the 1980’s, a group calling itself First Friday sprung fully formed from the imaginations of a group of lesbians living in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia. Some of the women were locals and some moved to the Roanoke Valley for employment. It was the Reagan era and homosexuals were vilified, especially in the Bible Belt. Spurred on by the pure serendipity of finding each other, the group created safe space, threw fantastic events and grew a community of lasting friendships, all in the shadow of the Moral Majority.
This little slice of lesbian history is told through the voices and anecdotes of First Friday members and the women who joined in the fun.

All We’ve Got

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NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 14:00 AMERIKANA DOM OMLADINE BEOGRADA
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Sve što imamo
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Aleksis Klements
SAD, 2019.
Trajanje: 67 minuta

Ovaj dokumentarni film predstavlja lično istraživanje LGBTQ ženskih zajednica, kultura i socijalne pravde kroz objektiv prostora koji one stvaraju, od barova, preko knjižara, do umetnosti i političkih centara. I to u trenutku kada se mnogi od tih prostora zatvaraju.

All We’ve Got
Documentary
Director: Alexis Clements
USA, 2019
Duration: 67

This documentary is a personal exploration of LGBTQ women’s communities, cultures, and social justice work through the lens of the spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs. And it comes at a time when many of those spaces are closing.

Morgana

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NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 15:30 AMERIKANA DOM OMLADINE BEOGRADA
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BROJE MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 50

Morgana
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Izabel Pepard, Džosi Hes
Australija, 2019.
Trajanje: 71 minut

Plan usamljene domaćice da sve okonča dobija neočekivani zaokret kada njen poslednji ura započinje radikalno putovanje seksualnog istraživanja i ličnog ponovnog pronalaska.

Morgana
Documentary
Directors: Isabel Peppard, Josie Hess
Australia, 2019
Duration: 71

A lonely house-wife’s plan to end it all takes an unexpected turn when her last hurrah begins a radical journey of sexual exploration and personal re-invention.

Sex, Sin & 69

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SUBOTA, 5. DECEMBAR 2020. 15:00 AMERIKANA DOM OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 200 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 50

Seks, greh i ’69.
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Sara Fodi
Kanada, 2019.
Trajanje: 75 minuta

Ovaj dokumentarni film je istorijski, retrospektivni film o zakonu iz 1969. godine kojim se “dekriminalizuje” homoseksualnost.
Pripovedan kroz savremene glasove, uključujući kvir akademike, istoričare, aktiviste, edukatore, umetnike i osnivače zajednica, film pokušava da ospori naše razumevanje kvir istorije osvetljavajući široko usvojene zablude oko dekriminalizacije.

Sex, Sin & 69
Documentary
Director: Sarah Fodey
Canada, 2019
Duration: 75

This documentary is a historical, retrospective film about the 1969 legislation to ‘decriminalize’ homosexuality.
Told through contemporary voices including queer academics, historians, activists, educators, artists, and community builders, the film attempts to challenge our understanding of queer history by shining a light on widely adopted misconceptions surrounding decriminalization.

Transformistas

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SUBOTA, 5. DECEMBAR 2020. 13:00 AMERIKANA DOM OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 200 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA: 50

Transformeri
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Chad Hane
Kuba, SAD, 2020.
Trajanje: 84 minuta

Sniman tajno bez dozvole kubanske vlade, ovaj intimno epski dokumentarac se kreće između prošlosti i sadašnjosti i upoređuje teškoće sa kojima su se suočavale različite generacije LGBTQ osoba na Kubi. Transformeri predstavlja dirljivu priču o žrtvi, prijateljstvu i moći umetnosti da transformiše naš život.

Transformistas
Documentary
Director: Chad Hahne
Cuba, USA, 2020
Duration: 84

Filmed covertly without permission from the Cuban government, this intimately epic documentary shifts between the past and the present, contrasting the struggles that different generations of lgbtq persons have faced in Cuba. Transformistas captures a moving story of sacrifice, friendship and the power of art to transform our lives.

Chad Hahne
Director: Chad Hahne has spent his career producing various projects for both film and television, including the Academy Award nominated film How to Survive a Plague and Emmy winning RuPaul’s Drag Race. He has produced television shows and content for MTV, Bravo, Discovery Channel, Conde’ Nast, The Food Network, VHI, Bravo, The Weather Channel and Comedy Central. Previously, he spent years in the Development and Production department at Hud:sun Media and The Weinstein Company. Recently, Chad has directed his artistic passion towards the creation of socially important documentaries.

 

 

Music For Bleeding Hearts

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PETAK, 4. DECEMBAR 2020. 12:30 VELIKA SALA DOMA OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 300 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 250

Muzika za slomljena srca
Igrani film
Režija: Rafael Gomez
Igraju: Majara Konstantino, Viktor Mendez, Kaio Horovic, Denis Fraga, Íkaro Silva
Brazil, 2019.
Trajanje: 102 minuta

Od producenata “U njegovim očima” (2014), Muzika za slomljena srca je smeštena u današnjem Sao Paolu, gde se trio mladih srca sprema da raskine. Rikardo ima i stabilnog dečka, a bacio je i oko na novog kolegu. Izabela pravi pauzu i od svog dečka i od svog najboljeg prijatelja Rikarda. A beznadežni romantik Felipe se iznenada našao između njih dvoje. Njih troje imaju velike snove, čežnju za strašću i sigurna poznanstva, ali su svi nespremni za ono što dolazi iz Kupidonovih strela.

Music for Bleeding Hearts
Feature Film
Director: Rafael Gomes
Cast: Mayara Constantino, Victor Mendes, Caio Horowicz, Denise Fraga, Ícaro Silva
Brazil, 2019
Duration: 102

From the producers of “The Way He Looks” (2014), Music for Bleeding Hearts is set in present-day São Paulo, where a trio of young hearts are about to break. Ricardo has both a steady boyfriend and a wandering eye for a new coworker. Isabella is taking a break from both her boyfriend and best friend Ricardo. And hopeless romantic Felipe has suddenly found himself caught between the two of them. These three have big dreams, yearning passion, and opinionated acquaintances, but they’re all unprepared for what’s to come from Cupid’s arrows.

Rafael Gomes

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Fredy

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NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 15:15 KLUBIĆ DOMA OMLADINE BEOGRAD
CENA ULAZNICE: 200 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 20

Dragi Fredi
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Rubi Gat
Izrael, Češka, 2017.
Trajanje: 74 minuta

Fredi Hirš je rođen u Nemačkoj, ponosni Jevrejin i otvoreno homoseksualac, imao je 19 godina kada su proglašeni Nirnberški zakoni, pobegao je iz Nemačke u Češku koju su osvojili nacisti. Započeo je aktivnosti u Češkoj kao nastavnik sporta u jevrejskom omladinskom klubu, a ubrzo je postao predmet divljenja svojih učenika. Deportacijom Jevreja u Geto Terezin, Fredi je postavljen za šefa omladinskog odeljenja i bavio se sa preko 4000 mladih. Kada je stigao u Aušvic, Fredi nije podlegao očaju.

Dear Fredy
Documentary
Director: Rubi Gat
Israel, Czech Republic, 2017
Duration: 74

Fredy Hirsch was born in Germany, a proud Jew and openly gay man he was 19 years old when the Nuremberg Laws were published, he fled from Germany to the Czech Republic which was conquered by the Nazis. He began activities in the Czech Republic as a sports teacher in Jewish youth club, and soon became his students’ object of admiration. With the deportation of the Jews to Ghetto Terezin, Fredy was appointed head of the youth department and dealt with over than 4,000 youth. When he arrived in Auschwitz, Fredy did not succumb to despair.

Transkids

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NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 12:45 KLUBIĆ DOMA OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 200 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 20

Trans deca
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Hila Medalia
Izrael, 2019.
Trajanje: 103 minuta

Četiri izraelska tinejdžera prolaze kroz nepovratan proces promene života.
Četiri izraelske porodice moraju da se suoče sa uznemirujućim procesom kroz koji prolazi njihovo dete tokom već dovoljno brutalnih tinejdžerskih godina; svako sa svojim.

Transkids
Documentary
Director: Hilla Medalia
Israel, 2019
Duration: 103

Four Israeli teenagers undergo an irreversible life-altering process.
Four Israeli families must grapple with the unsettling process their child goes through during the already brutal enough teenage years; each in its one.

HILLA MEDALIA, Director & Producer
Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and producer has received three Emmy® nominations. Her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theaters and on television including HBO, MTV, BBC and ARTE. Her range of titles include ‘ Leftover Women’ 2019 (Tribeca, ARTE), ‘The Oslo Diaries’ 2018 (Sundance, HBO, ARTE), ‘Muhi’ 2017 (IDFA, HotDocs), ‘Censored Voices’, 2015 (Sundance, Berlinale), ‘The Go Go Boys’ 2014 (Cannes), ‘Web Junkie’ 2014 (Sundance, POV, BBC), ‘Dancing in Jaffa’ 2013 (Tribeca, IFC).
Hilla has been awarded the Paris Human Rights Festival Jury Award, Golden Warsaw Phoenix, as well as the jury award at FIPA and more.
She is a regular lecturer at The NY Film Academy, NYU, EWA (European Women’s Audiovisual Network) and the New Fund for Cinema’s Women Greenhouse on the subject of production, directing and crowdfunding. Hilla is a mentor for the NFCT’s Business Card Program for Emerging Filmmakers, at Ex-Oriente production lab and Dok Incubator. She acts as lector and judge at film festivals and forums, Hilla is a board member of The Israeli Director’s Guild and the Israeli film Academy and a member of the American Academy of Film and Television.
Hilla holds an M.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Maria Luiza

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PETAK, 4. DECEMBAR 2020. 15:15 KLUBIĆ DOMA OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 200 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA: 20

Maria Luiza
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Marselo Diaz
Brazil, 2019.
Trajanje: 79 minuta

Maria Luiza je prva transroda osoba u brazilskim oružanim snagama. Posle 22 godine rada, penzionisana je zbog invalidnosti. Film istražuje motivaciju za zabranu nošenja ženske uniforme i njenu putanju ka afirmaciji kao transrodne osobe, vojnika i katolkinje.

Maria Luiza
Documentary
Director: Marcelo Diaz
Brazil, 2019
Duration: 79

Maria Luiza is the first transgender in Brazilian Armed Forces. After 22 years of work, she was retired due to disability. The movie investigates the motivations for her being prohibited to wear the feminine uniform and her trajectory into affirmation as a transgender, military and Catholic woman.

Marcelo Díaz
Has directed shorts and documentaries that screened in more than 50 festivals around the world and also in differente Brazilian TV channels.
– MARIA LUIZA is his first feature. Selected by DOCMontevideo Meetings 2018, LAB DOC IMPACTO 2018 (São Paulo), DOCSP Market 2018
FILMS:
– The Rising Valley (2016 – public TVs)
– Restrutural (2014, doc TV Camara)
– Desdobráveis (2013, Best Script, CineMube/Sao Paulo; more than 20 festivals in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Sweden, US)
– Galeno, A Crafty Boy (2010, DOCTV)
– Oficina Perdiz (2016, Best Short of Brasilia at Braiília FF; Audience Award, Short FF Sao Paulo; Best Doc at Fest Sao Carlos; more than 30 festivals such as Habana, Milano, Sydney Latin American, Brazilian FF Miami and Toronto, Gramado, Tiradentes, Cine Ceará)

No Hard Feelings

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NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 14:30 VELIKA SALA DOMA OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 300 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 250

Bez ljutnje
Igrani film
Režija: Faraz Šarijat
Igraju: Beni Radžaipur, Banafše Aurmazdi, Ajdin Džalali
Nemačka, 2020.
Trajanje: 92 minuta

Pantalone sa visokim strukom, uska pripijena majica, kratka, platinasto plava kosa. Na svoj rođendan, Parvis slavi tako što ukrade flašu iz šanka u klubu i pleše. Sin iranskih roditelja, nastanio se u potkrovlju roditeljske kuće u mirnom novom stambenom naselju u Donjoj Saksoniji i zauzet je isprobavanjem svega i svačega, od seks dejtova do rejvova. Nakon što su ga uhvatili u krađi, poslali su ga na društveni rad u skloništu za izbeglice, gde se zaljubljuje u Amona, koji je sa sestrom Banafše Arezu pobegao iz Irana. Trojac uživa u letu žestokih žurki do zore, obojenih spoznajom da, na različite načine, niko od njih se ne oseća kao kod kuće u Nemačkoj.

No hard feelings
Feature Film
Director: Faraz Shariat
Cast: Benny Radjaipour, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali
Germany, 2020
Duration: 92

High-cut trousers, skin-tight t-shirt, short, peroxide-blond hair. On his birthday, Parvis celebrates by stealing a bottle from the bar at the club and dancing. The son of Iranian parents, he has established himself in the attic of his parents’ house in a quiet new housing estate in Lower Saxony and is busy trying out everything and anything from sex dates to raves. After getting caught shoplifting, he is sent to do community service in a refugee shelter where he falls in love with Amon, who has fled Iran with his sister Banafshe Arezu. The trio enjoys a summer of fierce partying till dawn, coloured by the realisation that, in their different ways, none of them is at home in Germany.

Summer of 85

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SUBOTA, 5. DECEMBAR 2020. 14:30 VELIKA SALA DOMA OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 300 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 250

Leto ’85.
Igrani film
Režija: Fransoa Ozon
Igraju: Feliks Lefebr, Bendžamin Voizan, Filipin Velž
Francuska, 2020.
Trajanje: 100 minuta

Na obali Normandije, Aleksis provodi odmor u luksuznom odmaralištu. Iako bi za njegove godine bilo normalno da uživa u avanturama i vodenim sportovima, Aleksis je sa svojim najboljim drugom sklopio pakt prijateljstva – zakletvu za ceo život. Umesto da uživa u svojim pubertetskim željama, Aleksis mašta o smrti. Ipak, ovog leta će imati priliku da odraste i pronađe svoju prvu ljubav.

Summer of 85
Feature Film
Director: François Ozon
Cast: Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, Philippine Velge
France, 2020
Duration: 100

What do you dream of when you’re 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. Because you can’t get a bigger kick than dying. And that’s why you save it till the very end. The summer holidays are just beginning, and this story recounts how Alexis grew into himself.