2017-2021 / Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Netherlands, Slovenia, France / 5 shorts
With English subtitles, 101 min
We are happy to present this programme at Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS.
Getting into a fight, refusing to fight, running away when it seems that the whole world turns against you, owning your body, your memories and feeling free. Carefully selected from the past few years, these five award winning short films touch upon various queer identities and stories. They document and explore the many ways of experiencing gender and sexuality. Containing a lot of openness, love, struggle, (not) fitting in and attempts to accept the other, these stories delicately reveal how the community is built and what challenges it faces.
Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS
April 12, 2022, 9.00 PM
Diagonāle, Skolas iela 14, Riga, Latvia
July 26, 2022, 9.30 PM
Tallinas ielas kvartals, Riga, Latvia
2017 / Belgium / drama
Directors: Séverine De Streyker, Maxime Feyers
Cast: Ingrid Heiderscheidt, François MaquetKey, Jean-Michel Balthazar
French, with English subtitles, 20 min
France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time. She is not what France expected, but the encounter allows France to reevaluate her own brand of femininity and family relations.
2019 / Brasil / short documentary
Director: Cris Lyra
Portuguese, with English subtitles, 25 min
A group of young lesbians from São Paulo go on a trip to a remote beach for the new year’s celebration. While they wait, they relax, make music and build emotional refuge for themselves. They own their bodies, their memories and they feel free.
Dante vs. Mohamed Ali
2018 / Belgium, Netherlands / drama, romance
Director: Marc Wagenaar
Cast: Bas Keizer, Gijs Blom, Helmert Woudenberg, Olga Zuiderhoek
Dutch, with English subtitles, 28 min
When Wolf refuses to fight his best friend Alexander during a weekly boxing match, the whole village turns against him. He tries to convince Alexander to join him leaving the village, but his overly romantic message runs into a wall.
Dante vs. Mohamed Ali
2018 / Denmark / animation
Director: Rikke Alma Krogshave Planeta
Alex, a young woman bored with modern life, is lured by Bacchus into a colourful and mysterious world to explore her deepest desires.
2020 / Slovenia / drama
Director: Katarina Rešek
Cast: Mia Skrbinac, Sarah Al Saleh, Mina Milovanović
Albanian, Serbian, Slovenian, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 23 min
Three best friends, sworn virgins, get into a fight with local boys. When things get rough, they are saved by a girl in the becoming.