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The QUEER LISBOA Film List 2016
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Anderson is a young native Brazilian. In struggle with archaic traditions and the social and religious leaders of his community, he goes on to live by himself in downtown Manaus. Away from his community, he starts experiencing a new way of life in the urban environment.
A young woman Joey is in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates.
17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, army-enrolled sister, who, one day, disappears. As a new girl shows up at school, Barash falls deep in love for the first time, and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning.
Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life: Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and as a scheduler in the same orchestra and they love their large circle of friends. An unexpected and inexplicable outburst of violence suddenly shakes up the relationship and calls everything into question - the blind spot that resides in all of us.
Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is very similar to that of other families. But not everyone sees it that way.
Spa Night (2016)
A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him.
A man invites another guy he trains with to spend some time in his country house among other male friends.
Théo and Hugo meet each other in a sex club in Paris. After building a special connection while having sex, the meet outside the club where they realize they had unprotected sex. Since one of them is HIV positive, they go to the hospital to get checked and start the required treatment. You see the boys spend the night together and fall in love after this incident.
At the age of 16 Ana was locked up in a psychiatric hospital by her parents who arranged the treatment for curing her homosexuality with the hospital director. After five years she is free and longs for a girl who won't find her crazy because of her PTSD condition. She finds one in her new love Martina. They get engaged and plan their wedding. However, Martina's huge patience and devotion wanes with time as she finds Ana more obsessed with her traumatic past than with the life they're sharing together. 'Sick' is a film about love, betrayal, revenge, and forgiveness.
Following a series of gay teen suicides, a deeply closeted student confronts his repressed sexuality in search of acceptance from his family, community, and himself.
In 1988 Jens Michael Schau killed his life companion of thirteen years in a jealousy fit. As his partner was Denmark's best selling author and leading open homosexual Christian Kampmann the scandal was unprecedented. What went wrong?
Moving story of forbidden relationship between two young men, living under the military regime in Myanmar.
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice-as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, Bennett works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child's transition. Along the way, he forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.
Deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur musician, and a sandwich maker to the homeless in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, but his true passion is talking about blow jobs.
Tchinda is one of most beloved women in Cape Verde, especially after she came out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become the term used by locals to name queer Cape Verdeans. Despite her great reputation, Tchinda remains humble and every afternoon she happily tours the neighborhood to sell her best "coxinhas", a classic Brazilian treat: delicious fried balls of chicken. But every February all changes. It's the month leading up to their Carnival, when the slow-paced atmosphere of the island transforms into a frenzied hustle and bustle as thousands flock to the streets. The days before the Carnival are hectic. Locals join forces to create something beautiful out of nothing. It becomes a «Little Brazil» as their most acclaimed singer, Cesária Évora (1941-2011), defined in one of her most famous "mornas". This documentary is as trip to an unknown side of Africa that very few may have ever imagined.
A group of Beyoncé's fans camped-out for two months to be the first in line for her 2013 concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This film is an intimate portrait of the these fans and their day-to-day lives in camp and off.
Martin is seventeen and spends all day recording everything with his Hi8 camera. One day Martin meets Dominique, who works as a watchman at his school.
Alfa Méndez, Cuban gay porn actor, has to face returning to a film set without his late partner. On his first day of shooting, things don’t go to plan.
Many types of legal and social oppression cause people to leave their homelands, including misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia. The documentary Club Amazonas features two young transwomen from Honduras, Jessica and Angela, who seek tolerance and opportunity across the Mexican border while pondering the freedom and security promised by the U.S..
A melancholy, dreamy voyage back to cruel adolescence, which condemns us to live without the possibility of return. We journey into the beginning of time, when mortals lived like gods, without worries and with never a thought about old age, to meet an attractive, beautiful boy who will let us into the garden of eternal youth for a while.
Crazy House (2015)
Raynald is a family man who has been working in the same tire plant for over 30 years. This week, nothing unusual in his daily life: work, hockey games with the 'guys', family night. However, this week, Raynald will make the biggest move of his life.
Released from military reserve duty to attend his uncle's memorial service, Omri finds himself wandering the streets of Tel Aviv during National Memorial Day, the day when Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers.
A highly controlled dancer moves away from the uniformity and discipline of ballet to explore her own identity.
16 year-old Andrea leaves her neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.
The family's mother has absolutely no problems with her son having just introduced his boyfriend to her. She only wants to give him a little well-meaning advice.
What's it like to be massively pregnant with only four days until you're due to pop? You'd like to jerk off but can't even reach, your boyfriend is fucking boring you just would like to have some fun. Than this happens. You are pregnant. Again. Yuck!!!
When a slump in work/life Partners Kate and Leigh's sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become, to humorous ends.
When Pedro gets home at dawn exhausted, he is dragged to the beach by his loving mother. Initially reluctant, his interest is peaked when he catches the eye of a handsome stranger by the water.
An intimate, 25-minute portrait of a gender-creative boy growing up in conservative rural Florida. Butch lesbian BJ successfully avoided dresses her entire life until she adopted Jeffrey, who to her shock, starts to dance in gowns and perform for his parents. As six-year-old Jeffrey increasingly wishes to dress up in public, BJ must navigate where it is safe for him, from school to a rodeo in Georgia to the ultimate holiday for a pink boy, Halloween.
'Traça' is composed of three episodes based on the biographies of three well known historical figures: Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Marie Antoinette and Friedrich Nietzsche. Having very different life stories, they have in common a time of devastation in their personal relationships.
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