Pathway: It's a Queer World

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    Between the range of topics, the variety of genres, and the new modes of approaching gender and sexuality, these films provide an exciting, thought-provoking, defiant and often funny look at the ordinary dimensions of extraordinary queer lives.

    Films in this Pathway

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    • Theo Montoya
    • 2022

      When the young queer actor he cast to star in a vampire film dies of an overdose, filmmaker Theo Montoya dives deeper into the no-future generation of Medellín, in this “trans film” about all the people who don’t belong to anything or anyone.

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      Blue ID

      • Burcu Melekoglu, Vuslat Karan
      • 2022

        An intimate report on the transition of the former actress Rüzgar Erkoçlar, who has to go through his journey of self-realization under media scrutiny in the traditional society of Turkey.

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        Danse Macabre

        • Thunska Pansittivorakul, Phassarawin Kulsomboon
        • 2021

          A wild collage of scenes of state oppression and suspicious deaths that have taken place in Thailand over the last 90 years. Archive footage of violence and pornography is interspersed with dance scenes and video clips, creating an audacious blend.

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          Dry Ground Burning

          • Adirley Queirós, Joana Pimenta
          • 2022

            Oil is rebellion in a sprawling favela on the outskirts of Brasilia. A group of self-assured women illegally tap it and sell gasoline through a motorcycle gang. This is the heart of a broad panorama of a Brazil we rarely see.

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            The Fabulous Ones

            • Roberta Torre
            • 2022

              A group of fabulous trans women gather to honor their deceased friend Antonia in a way denied to her by her family, who buried Antonia in men’s clothes. Politics, pain and joie de vivre combine in this rousing and heartwarming tribute.

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              Kenya

              • Gisela Delgadillo
              • 2022

                Raw and frank portrait of Kenya, a trans woman who lives in Mexico City. She witnessed her friend, a fellow transgender sex worker, being murdered by a client. In her long battle for justice, she can’t avoid having to face her own fears.

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                Much Ado About Dying

                • Simon Chambers
                • 2022

                  This tragicomic portrait of filmmaker Simon Chambers’ eccentric uncle demonstrates that death comes as a necessary end to life, caregiving is a heavy responsibility, and it’s wonderful to recite Shakespeare stark naked.

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                  Raw Session

                  • As Talavistas, ela.ltda
                  • 2022

                    A playful, personal, political and uncompromising self-portrait of a group of non-binary and trans friends in Brazil. Their colorful raw material shows them shaping their lives off the beaten track.

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                    Silent Love

                    • Marek Kozakiewicz
                    • 2022

                      A subtle coming-of-age film about changing roles in a Polish family. When 35-year-old Aga starts caring for her teenage brother following their mother’s death, can she tell him—and the deeply conservative world outside—that she is a lesbian?

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                      Will You Look at Me

                      • Shuli Huang
                      • 2022

                        As filmmaker Shuli Huang returns to his Chinese hometown in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother plunges the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love in this Cannes award-winning film.

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