Merlinka – International Queer Film Festival

Merlinka

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Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018. 19:00-20:30 VELIKA SALA Doma omladine Beograda

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.


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Vjeran Miladinovic Merlinka

Najpoznatiji beogradski transvestit bio je Vjeran Miladinović. Umetničko ime Merlinka. Često sam ga sretao, jer sam sa ortacima šetao pse oko njegove preuređene gajbe. Koliko sam zaključio iz urbanih legendi i video svojim očima, Merlinka je živeo u delu Opservatorije koji je preuredio u stan. Ako se to moglo tako nazvati. Pre „krov nad glavom“. Merlinku su svi u kraju gotivili. Imao je dobru dušu. Mnogo je voleo pse. Hranio je sve lutalice po Kališu. Jednom sam pričao sa njim. Bio je u muškom izdanju. Kleso kamen. Nikada ne bi provalio da je trandža. Tek kada progovori. A bio je simpatično smešan u toj svojoj zbunjenosti, čas je o sebi govorio u muškom, čas u ženskom rodu. Stalno je ubacivao rečenice „ sestro slatka“. I pričao mi je kako mu je muka od tog vucaranja po ulicama, i tog pasjeg života. Možda je zato toliko i voleo lutalice i vodio računa o njima. Dok je NATO bombardovao Srbadiju, Merlinka je isklesao ogromnu klupu pored svoga krova nad glavom. Šteta što niko od gradskih skotova nije na to obratio pažnju. Bar su ga gotivili svi koji su šetali psa donjim delom Kalemegdana. Merlinku je ubio neki Ciganin, verovatno kres šema, pre skoro tri godine. Ko će znati razlog. Šteta, dobar čovek. Nosio je težak krst.

Radovan Nastić – Bensedin

Vjeran Miladinović – Merlinka je ubijen 22. marta 2003. godine u Beogradu. Njegovo telo nađeno je mesec dana kasnije. Merlinka (43) je godinama radila kao prostitutka. Javnosti je postao poznat filmom “Marble Ass” Želimira Žilnika i autobiografijom “Terezin sin”. Merlinka festival je po njemu dobio ime. Slava mu.

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