Our team of seven queer film experts have seen and evaluated hundreds of films throughout the year. Almost 70 of them made their way to Mezipatra this year. And our two programmers will now share with you which films are their favorite and what you shouldn't miss in the accompanying program! All films, trailers, screening times, accompanying events and other important information can be found in the Program section.
TIPS BY VERONIKA HANÁKOVÁ
Feature Film: And Then We Danced
Georgian traditional dance is built on the opposition of strong masculinity and subtle feminity. Young Merab wants nothing more than to get into a national ensemble. When Irakli appears in the practice, Mareb's world suddenly shakes the ground. A sensual romance about the desire to be free, despite the resentment of rigid society.
Feature Film: Psychosia (Psykosia)
Marie Grahtø's feature debut builds on the genre conventions of Gothic horror and presents the story of a distant psychiatrist Victoria and a spontaneous patient Jenny in an attempt to make love. The visual homage to Bergman's Persona through imaginative stylization underlines the affection of two women.
Industry program: Money, Action, Go!
Is it possible to break through with a short film? How to succeed when everyone is just curious about a feature film? The first year of the industry program will include presentations of several stories by directors on how they managed to create a film that was included in this year's short-film competition.
TIPS BY PETRA CHALOUPKOVÁ
Feature film: A Dog Barking at the Moon (Zai jian nan ping wan zhong)
They say that a dog that barks does not bite. In this case, instead of a pet, the whole family is bitten conscience. Their unspoken secrets slowly and painfully bite to the surface and suck the blood of a young heroine who only tried to introduce her fiance to her parents.
Short film block: What I Dream About
This block of animated short films proves that “being queer” has many forms, colors and shapes. Sometimes “it” works best in cotton wool, sometimes it dresses in latex and sometimes hides in duvets. What do you dream about at night?
Accompanying event: Cripping Queer Film
How does it look when someone is normal? You will probably not find out in this panel discussion. On the other hand, we will talk about everything else that is bravely getting out of the restrictive rules and assumptions of “normal”.