Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 89', 2021, Denmark
Mon 21 Nov 20:30 @ Rialto Theatre
Flee tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.
The Blue Caftan
Maryam Touzani, 118', 2022, France, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark
Fri 25 Nov 19:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco's oldest medinas. In order to keep up with demanding customers, they hire a talented young man as an apprentice. Slowly Mina realises how much her husband is moved by his presence.
Panagiotis Evangelidis, 74', 2022, Greece
Sat 26 Nov 15:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
In the year 2008 The Mayor of the island of Tilos in the Aegean Sea agreed to perform the first same-sex civil marriages ever done in Greece. The film follows the story of these two civil marriagesfrom material that was shot then ad hoc and also the Gay Pride of the same year, press conferences and other demonstrations concerning the same.
Mariano Biasin, 100', 2022, Argentina
Sat 26 Nov 17:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Manuel (16) lives in a small coastal town. He plays bass in a band with his best friends. One of them is Felipe, with whom he shares a strong friendship from a very young age. Manuel is dating Azul, a relationship that they are intensely exploring. But when it comes time to have their first time together, Manuel feels something completely new that makes him see Felipe with different eyes. The challenge is not putting the friendship at risk. Something that inevitably ends up being tested.
Laurent Micheli, 90', 2019, Belgium, France
Sat 26 Nov 19:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Just when Lola, 18 years old and transgender, learns that she can finally have surgery, her mother, who is her only financial support, passes away. Abiding by her mother’s last wishes, Lola and her father, who are permanently in conflict and have not seen each other for two years, undertake a journey all the way to the Belgian coast. They realise the outcome of the journey may not be the one they were both expecting…
Alli Haapasalo, 100', 2022, Finland
Sat 26 Nov 21:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Mimmi, Emma and Rönkkö are girls at the cusp of womanhood, trying to draw their own contours. Over three consecutive Fridays, two of them experience the earth-moving effects of falling in love, while the third goes on a quest to find something she’s never experienced before: pleasure.
J.E. Tiglao, 98', 2019, Philippines
Sun 27 Nov 15:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Adam was raised like a normal boy until he bled his first menstrual period. Adam was born with two genitals, an intersex person who finds himself in a painful transformation that takes him into the ambiguities of fate and desires.
Bretten Hannam, 108', 2021, Canada
Sun 27 Nov 19:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Two brothers embark on a journey to find their birth mother after their abusive father had lied for years about her whereabouts; along the way, they reconnect with their indigenous heritage and make a new friend.
The Man With the Answers
Stelios Kammitsis, 80', 2021, Cyprus, Greece, Italy
Sun 27 Nov 21:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
A former Greek diving champion and an eccentric German student take an adventurous road-trip of rediscovery from Bari to Bavaria.
Adrián Silvestre, 89', 2021, Spain
Mon 28 Nov 19:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Six trans women travel to a small town in Spain where they will explore unusual landscapes, as well as the ins and outs of their own personalities.
Nelly & Nadine
Magnus Gertten, 92', 2022, Sweden, Belgium, Norway
Tue 29 Nov 19:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
Nelly and Nadine is the unlikely love story between two women falling in love on Christmas Eve, 1944, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. For many years their relationship was kept a secret.
Shall I Compare You to a Summer's Day?
Mohammad Shawky Hassan, 66', 2022, Egypt, Lebanon, Germany
Wed 30 Nov 19:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
The director turns the diary of his sexual adventures into a serial narrative in the style of “One Thousand and One Nights”. This polyamorously-minded queer musical applies the same playful approach to folk tales as it does to Egyptian pop music.
Pier Paolo Pasolini, 98', 1968, Italy
Thu 01 Dec 19:00 @ Theatro Polis – NiMAC
A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 124', 1972, Germany
Fri 02 Dec 21:00 @ Goethe-Institut Cyprus
A successful fashion designer abandons a sado-masochistic relationship with her female assistant in favor of a love affair with a beautiful young woman.
Basil Dearden, 100', 1961, UK
Sat 03 Dec 19:00 @ Shakespeare House
Barrister Melville Farr is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife, Farr’s career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link the secretly closeted Farr to a young gay man, everything Farr has worked for is threatened. But instead of giving in, Farr decides to fight.
FIRST TIME [THE TIME FOR ALL BUT SUNSET – VIOLET]
Nicolaas Schmidt, 49', 2021,
Sun 04 Dec 21:00 @ Sessions
We listen to music and are on the way. In doing so, we see things and the world differently than before. So that things don‘t always go on like this, but may become better: Two boys meet on a train ride. Something is born – not much and yet everything. Enjoy a Golden Hour Carousel Ride. A Common Sensations Music Movie.