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INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA

A selection of major films that have been screened in the world's leading film festivals defines the International Panorama which, among other highlights, brings the winners of the LGBTQI+ awards from Cannes, Berlin and Venice: respectively, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, new film by Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Girlhood) and Best Screenplay and Palm Queer Award Winner; Santiago Loza’s Brief Story from the Green Planet, Teddy Award’s winner; and Sebastián Muñoz’s The Prince, who brought the Queer Lion to Chile. These awards reinforce the power of the recent South American production, featured in this Panorama with films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and even the not well-known French Guiana.

Billie and Emma

It’s the 1990s, and Emma has ensured that every facet of her life is perfect: she’s a model student, has a handsome boyfriend, and aims for a scholarship to get her out of her provincial town.

Breve Historia del Planeta Verde / Brief Story from the Green Planet

"We’re all a bit odd", says Pedro at some point in the presence of Daniela and Tania. They are about to reveal to someone else the content of their suitcase: a purple-coloured, child-sized alien with huge, dark eyes.

Da Cven Vicekvet / And Then We Danced

Merab has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire.

Der Boden Unter den Füßen / The Ground Beneath My Feet

Not yet 30, Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a high‐powered business consultant.
1997 La Buena Suerte (curta) 1996 La Felicidad (curta)

El Principe / The Prince

San Bernardo, Chile, 1970. One drunken night, Jaime, a lonely and narcissistic 20 year-old, stabs his best friend in what seems to have been a fit of passion.

FABULOUS

Lasseindra Ninja is a professional transgender dancer and a well-known artist in France’s voguing scene. After building her career through the balls of New York, France and Brazil, among many other main stages, she comes back to her home country to introduce voguing in French Guiana.

Fin de Siglo / End of the Century

An Argentinian man from New York and a Spanish man from Berlin hook up by chance while in Barcelona.

Jonathan Agassi Saved My life

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world’s most successful gay porn stars, splits his time between Berlin and Israel. Agassi built his fame and success on what is globally considered a taboo, yet still pleases millions around the world.

Los Miembros De La Familia / Family Members

Lucas (17) and Gilda (20) travel to a small Argentine beach town to fulfill the last wishes of their recently deceased mother: scatter her remains in the ocean. Unfortunately, the only “remains” they have is her prosthetic hand, but as Gilda says when they throw it into the surf, “it’s the same as long as we get it off our backs”.

Matthias et Maxime / Matthias and Maxime

Two childhood best friends are asked to share a kiss for the purposes of a student short film. Soon, a lingering doubt sets in, confronting both men with their preferences, threatening the brotherhood of their social circle, and, eventually, changing their lives.

Monstri / Monsters

Dana and Arthur, wife and husband in their forties, have been together for almost 10 years. They are a couple that society, family, friends seem to love together, but despise separately.

NORMAL

kaleidoscopic mosaic of everyday-life scenes observes the ritualized performance of femininity and masculinity in ordinary interactions, from birth to adulthood, interpreting gender as a corporeal and performative practice, a social ceremony

Port Authority

On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings. Paul, a young drifter, watches her, transfixed by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms.

Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu / Portrait of a Lady on Fire

France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent.

Segunda Estrella a la Derecha / Second Star on the Right

Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who refuses to grow up as her female friends already did. Angélica, one of Emilia’s friends, is getting married. Her other friends, Clara and Renata, seem to have all their lives figured out: amazing jobs, family, kids...

To The Stars

In a god-fearing small town in 1960s Oklahoma, bespectacled and reclusive teen Iris endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates.

Until Porn Do Us Part

Eulália, a conservative 65-year-old mother, finds out that her son who emigrated to Germany became Fostter Riviera, the internationally awarded first Portuguese gayporn actor.