SOURA FILM FEST is a queer film festival focused on the Middle East and North Africa region. These are their personal cherry pickings:
When banker Omar invites the Spanish student and sex worker Marco into his London apartment, he finds himself coming face to face with both his own past and one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.
Dir. by Ali Shams, Drama, Iran, 2019, 16 min.
Language: Persian, subtitles in English
Meet Sara, a transgender female. Sara has recently had sex reassignment surgery and she has not yet received her new ID card. While in financial problems this means she cannot cash her check at the bank.
Dir. by Bassem Ben Brahim, Animation, Tunisia, 2019, 6 min.
Vibrant, musical animation of the life of a homosexual boy, his childhood, his first love and his fights with his family, society and the law while he defends his freedom with his life.
Dir. Leil Zahra Mortada, Experimental drama, Germany, 2017, 14 min.
Set against a backdrop of Berlin this is the story of a couple that has fallen apart after their country fell apart.
A doctor’s tentative romance with the hospital’s Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.