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    The individual, the body, intimacy, sexuality, and the challenge of being who you are in a world that prefers to put you in a box and manage your actions and choices. These films challenge us with the questions of different individuals as they strive to remain coherent with who they are.

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    Bixa Travesty

    • Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman
    • 2018

    This raw, lively and sometimes very intimate portrait of the Brazilian “tranny fag” Linn da Quebrada sees her transcending heteronormative morality.

    Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

    • Tomer Heymann
    • 2018

    An intimate portrait of a gay porn star, who tries to escape the demons of his boyhood through extreme sex, hard drugs and superficial attention.

    Mirror Cookie

    • Sophia Al-Maria
    • 2018

    At a dressing table-cum-hall of mirrors, the Chinese-American actor Bai Ling recites her monologue packed with self-validating mantras.

    My Name Is Daniel

    • Daniel Gonçalves
    • 2018

    A coming-of-age story full of humor, self-reflection and maternal love, in which the director goes in search of the cause of his physical disability.

    Room for a Man

    • Anthony Chidiac
    • 2017

    An intimate essay in which the gay Lebanese filmmaker Anthony Chidiac explores his own identity and the hostile society in which he lives.

    The Silk and the Flame

    • Jordan Schiele
    • 2018

    A beautiful and somber black-and-white portrait of a closeted homosexual Chinese man in his thirties under pressure from his family to marry.

    Touch Me Not

    • Adina Pintilie
    • 2018

    This groundbreaking hybrid documentary sees the filmmaker and her protagonists explore the universal human need for intimacy.

    Unconditional Love

    • Rafał Łysak
    • 2018

    The love between the deeply religious 80-year-old Teresa and her grandson Rafal is put to the test when he tells her he’s gay.