“NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE”— Being a Queer Kid

“NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE”

Being a Queer Kid

Amos Lassen

“As any mother or father will tell you, when it comes to parenting, there’s no right way to do it! Discover the highs and lows of being a queer kid in a straight family and vice versa in these six moving short films from Germany, Bulgaria, Israel, China and the United Kingdom.”

 

SAMIRA dir. Charlotte Rolfes

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Format: Short Film (17 mins)
​​Available subtitles: English, Deutsch

​​FEATURED IN: NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Janosch, an interpreter, is called to help during a police deployment at the Port of Hamburg. A young African woman has barricaded herself in a container ship and threatens to commit suicide. In order to get her out, Janosch promises to help her, an offer which bears unexpected consequences.

PRIDE (Чect) dir. Pavel Vesnakov

Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian
Format: Short Film (30 mins)
​​Available subtitles: English, Deutsch

​​FEATURED IN: NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE

​Manol – a retired general, a loving grandfather – is a patriarch of firm morals and fixed beliefs, which he has upheld in his household. But on this day he learns that the boy he raised is gay. The life choices of his loved ones challenge his values in a battle he has lost by default.

LOST & FOUND dir. Nizan Lotem & Lior Haen

Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Format: Short Film (8 mins)
​​Available subtitles: English, Deutsch​

FEATURED IN: NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE

A boy loses his mobile phone which is then found by a stranger. When the pair meet at the park, at first the stranger asks for a reward for finding it, but it soon becomes apparent that he wants more than what the boy is prepared to give.

CHAOS TOAD dir. Carlos Lopes

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Format: Short Film (8 mins)
​​Available subtitles: English, Deutsch

​​FEATURED IN: NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Stuck living as a full-time carer for his distant mother, Andy receives a surprise intervention from his fabulous imaginary childhood friend, Arabella Sparkle. On a mission to bring light into Andy’s dingy existence, Arabella soon finds out that this is no mean feat!

 

SUNKEN PLUM (沉李) dir. Roberto F. Canuto, Xu Xiaoxi

Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Format: Short Film (20 mins)
​​Available subtitles: English, Deutsch

​​FEATURED IN: NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Li Wanying’s night goes from bad to worse when, after her latest cabaret performance is ridiculed, she receives news of her mother’s death. As the only ‘son’, she feels obligated to return to her birthplace, even though she’ll have to hide her true self from family and friends.

 

ESCAPING GRAVITY (Fliehkraft) dir. Benjamin Teske

Country: Germany
Language: Deutsch
Format: Short Film (23 mins)
​​Available subtitles: English, Deutsch

​​FEATURED IN: NEW QUEER VISIONS: PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Mother and father Marion and Ludwig welcome back their only child into the funfair fold with open arms. Probably because they know that this time things will be different. As family ties reach breaking point, for Marion, time is running out…

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