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IQMF Amsterdam looks at sexual diversity in queer and migrant communities, expressing it through film, debates, art exhibitions. Join us on the 5th edition 4 – 8 December 2019!

 

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Soura Film Fest - Queer Stories from the MENA Region

SOURA FILM FEST is a queer film festival focused on the Middle East and North Africa region. These are their personal cherry pickings:

 

Marco

Dir. by Saleem Haddad, Drama, UK, 2018, 22 min.
Language: English / Arab, subtitles in English

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.

 

Reset

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.

 

Chromophobia

Dir. by Bassem Ben Brahim, Animation, Tunisia, 2019, 6 min.

No language

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.

 

Breakup in 9 Scenes

Dir. Leil Zahra Mortada, Experimental drama, Germany, 2017, 14 min.

Language: English

Set against a backdrop of Berlin this is the story of a couple that has fallen apart after their country fell apart.

 

You Deserve Everything

Dir. Goran Stolevski, Drama, Australia, 2019, 18 min.
Language: English / Arabic
Subtitles: English

A doctor’s tentative romance with the hospital’s Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.

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