This off-the-beaten-path session focuses on boldness and innovation. Whilst cinema is a code-riddled space for expression, it is also a space for creation and freedom, which allows artists to play with images and sound, and make queer and dissident voices heard. These 6 short films are living proof of that. The Xperimental session combines self-assertiveness, revolution and uprising. It will awaken you to your senses and to your very existence in this world.
2018 / 15′ / BRAZIL / VO: PT / SUB: FR+EN
A mother looks for her son in a hospital bed. She finds her daughter instead. Among shores and tides, blue leaks from the core.
2019 / 14′ / RUSSIAN FEDERATION / SUB:
On a moonlit night, a group of young people confess their sexual fantasies to each other in a lavish black and white experimental film somewhat reminiscent of the golden age of Soviet cinema.
2018 / 22′ / BRAZIL / VO: PT-BR / SUB: FR
Between melanin and faraway planets, NEGRUM3 dives into Black identities and explores how diaspora children relate to space.
CUANDO EL NIÑO ANDRÓGINO
2019 / 9′ / ARGENTINA GERMANY / VO: DE / SUB: FR+EN
When the child speaks from his or her androgyny – which is neither truth nor appearance, neither male nor female, but all at once – they will return to the places where they have belonged. He or she remembers and claims their identity as a foreigner, refugee, bilingual, rejected for not being a man or woman at all.
THIS DAY WON’T LAST
MOUAAD EL SALEM
2020 / 25′ / BELGIUM TUNISIA / VO: AR / SUB: FR+EN
A day that could be a life. A nightmare that could also be a dream. In Tunisia -and perhaps it could be elsewhere- on the border between the necessity and the fear of making a film, the necessity and the fear of revolution, how can you think about the future when you cannot be yourself?
LES DERNIERS PARADIS
2020 / 14′ / FRANCE MOROCCO / VO: FR / SUB: EN
This remarkably orchestrated almost-true-story paints the intimate portrait of Sami, an idealist young man who is also lucid about the exotic fantasy he arouses.