LET'S CELEBRATE THE RICHNESS OF LESBIAN FILMS

11th Edition – 20-22 September 2019
THE FESTIVAL’S WINNER FILMS:

Best documentary “The Rest I Make Up”

Jury Prize to “The Rest I make up” by Michelle Merman for allowing us to discover the incredible story of an artist, a woman who has made the most of her passions, and her extraordinary talent with the power to influence and inspire entire generations of screenwriters and authors. Thanks to the director’s work, this film becomes the story of the relationship, initially professional and then of friendship, between the protagonist Maria Irene Fornes and Michelle Merman (the filmmaker). It shows how the past and memory can serve as true instruments of creativity, a key to the future that the filmmaker passes on to us viewers, the transmission of a true act of witnessing that not even illness can impede. The camera becomes her typewriter, involving us in a story that always remains open to the possibility of being rewritten, without filters or constructs but with lucidity and honesty.

Special mention to “Invisible Women” for having restored a piece of history of feminist struggle and LGBTQ rights claiming that would undoubtedly have fallen into oblivion but that absolutely deserves to be shared with the next generations.

 

Best feature film “Clases de historia”

For having succeeded, with courage and originality, in telling the story of a relationship between women that lies outside the need to assign labels and reproduce clichés, yet without ever yielding to reassuring and judgmental expectations. For the intensity and skill with which the two protagonists embodied a narrative full of positive opportunities, offering a never-trivial depiction of two apparently distant moments in life in which contact between the two gives rise to liberating forms of energy and vitality.

 

Best short film “JUCK”

For the strength of an intentionally multi-voiced and collective work the plurality of which is also expressed in the languages it chooses to employ, mixing documentary, dance video, video clips, social experimentation and audiovisual manifesto with immense creativity. For the intensity with which it subverts the patterns of representation of the female body, moving BEYOND dualisms in a viral act of guerrilla performance that is queer to the extreme. For the overwhelming power of movements and bodies that take possession of public space, creating a chain reaction of gazes that is also a political act.

Special Mention to “Marguerite” – For the extraordinary sensitivity with which this short manages to expand the concept of love, offering a delicate representation of the senses, affections and the body in old age that cinema too often overlooks. For the restraint with which the screenplay and dialogues focus on the themes of relationship and identity as a path that winds through an entire lifetime, going straight to the heart and essence.

Thanks to the jury, to the audience, and all the people supported us. We thank you all for the incredible warmth and the power we received during these 3 wonderful days.
We invite you to the next festival’s edition, on September 2020, from 18th to 20th. 

AGAINST OPPRESSIVE POWERS AND NEXT TO THE WOMEN REBELLING AROUND THE WORLD, WE KEEP CELEBRATING THE STRENGTH, IRONY AND RICHNESS OF LESBIAN FILMS.

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SCHEDULE

20th

September

Friday

Festival Opening with djset by La Collettiva Elettronika - Hellviras (surf, garage, black and soul)

C.L.I. LA BOLLETTINA EXHIBITION OPENING

18.30

Nuovo Cinema Nosadella - SALA SCALO

FESTIVAL OPENING AND SCREENINGS: "INVISIBLE WOMEN" + "MARIELLE AND MONICA"

Introducing the program, guests and festival's events

19.30

Nuovo Cinema Nosadella - SALA SCALO

INVISIBLE WOMEN
Directed by Alice Smith – UK, 2018
DOCUMENTARY, 25’ - ITALIAN PREMIERE

A short documentary exploring the untold story of the North West’s LGBTQ past over the last 50 years through two women’s incredible journey of rebellion and activism. Angela Cooper and Luchia Fitzgerald have spent the last half a century fighting for their rights as women and as lesbians. MARIELLE AND MONICA
Directed by Fábio Erdos – Brasile/UK, 2018
DOCUMENTARY, 25’ - ITALIAN PREMIERE

The LGBT activists resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil. Marielle Franco, a Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community and black Brazilians. The case of her murder has still not been solved and, as the police investigation drifts, Monica is a plunged into a new crisis: the probable election of Jair Bolsonaro.

TELL IT TO THE BEES

FICTION, 90’

22.00

Nuovo Cinema Nosadella - SALA SCALO

Directed by Annabel Jankel  – UK/Svezia, 2018

In this captivating adaptaion of Fiona Shaw’s beloved novel, Anna Paquin plays Dr Jean Markham, who has come home to the small Scottish town she left long ago to take over her late father’s practice. But not everyone is pleased to see her return. Striking up a friendship with Lydia, the mother of one of her young patients, Jean marvels at the woman’s vivaciousness, unaware it’s a mask Lydia wears to hide her rapidly deteriorating home life.

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