Retrospective and introductions
September 5–7, 7.30 PM, at “Skalvija”
12 selected short films in 3 screenings
September 4–7, at “Skalvija”
5 shorts / 69 min (41 min)
Cinema “Skalvija”, A. Goštauto g. 2, Vilnius
September 6 — 4.00 PM (with director Svitlana Shymko)
Kirtimai Cultural Centre, Dariaus ir Girėno g. 69, Vilnius
September 8 — 6.30 PM (before queer readings, with director Svitlana Shymko)
The Wonderful Years
2018 / Ukraine / documentary
Directors: Svitlana Shymko, Galina Yarmanova
Russian and Ukrainian with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 9 min
This research film explores the lives of queer women in Ukraine in the late Soviet Union. It is based on the archive video materials and interview excerpts from the research projects on LGBT history.
Riot not Diet
2018 / Germany / documentary
Director: Julia Fuhr Mann
Cast: Brandy Butler, Kristina Kuličová, Veronika Merklein
English and German with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 17 min
A golden summer dress in XXL, the ice-lolly drips slowly onto the hot ground. The documentary creates a queer feminist utopia far away from BMI norms and male gaze.
Prisoner of Society
2018 / Georgia / documentary
Director: Rati Tsiteladze
Georgian with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 15 min
What does it mean to be a stranger in your own home and country?
The film is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, who has been locked away from the outside world for the past decade.
The first Georgian short documentary nominated for European Film Academy, won numerous awards and selected at more than 100 film festivals.
2018 / Italy, UK / documentary
Director: Annamaria Craparotta
English and Italian with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 4 min
The director, back in her hometown, faces some very uncomfortable questions about her life during a conversation with her grandmother. Home visit becomes a chance to frame a life-changing moment in the director’s life.
2018 / Spain / documentary
Director: Sabrina Muhate
Spanish with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 24 min
Nereida is a transsexual 50-year-old woman who had to leave Ecuador to escape discrimination. She now works on the notorious Desengaño Street in Madrid, prostituting herself to earn a living.
*Screened only on September 6.
Trailer and photo: Riot not Diet.