Friday, September 15th, 8:00pm

Dusk (UK)

(15min)

Jake Graf, Dir.

Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society.
A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it’s those that truly define us.

Afterglow (Brazil)

(12min)

Akira Kamiki, Dir.

Afterglow is a sensorial movie about finding the joy of living again. David discovers that his boyfriend Allen is suffering from depression and, on the course of a day, makes him see the beauty and pleasure of the most mundane things.

Mer(r)y Xmas!- Un natale diverso (Italy)

(11min)

Aurora Piagessi, Dir.

Syria (Berta Bertè) is a transgender whore who fights everyday against an hostile world, handing out smiles and tenderness. For her, Christmas’ morning is going to be as any other ordinary day: cold (detached), lonely and contentious; but Syria always shows a warm smile, that hides the hope to spend at least this day not alone. She woke up in her darling client’s bed, Fabio (Emanuele Barresi), waiting to spend an umpteenth and sad day but something special is going to happen…

Tailor

(10min)

Cali dos Anjos, Dir.

TAILOR is a transgender cartoonist that shares in his web page other trans people’s experiences and their challenges in society.

Apricot Groves (Iran)

(1hr, 20min)

Pouria Heidary Oureh, Dir

Award: Best Narrative Feature 2017!

Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.

 

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