Friday, 21.10. • 5.30 p.m.
Followed by a talk about queerfeminist archive work with Monika Brunnmüller.
Unfortunately without sign language interpreting.
1944: In the middle of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, Nelly and Nadine meet for the first time and fall in love. They are separated shortly afterwards, but after liberation they find each other again and stay together for the rest of their lives.
Decades later, Nelly’s granddaughter Sylvie confronts her grandmother’s legacy, locked in a box: in photographs, super-8 and audio recordings as well as poetic and harrowing diary entries, Sylvie comes across not only her grandmother’s memories of the concentration camp, but also evidence of a life together with Nadine – a love affair that was never named as such by the family.
NELLY & NADINE is a moving film about a deep love and about the absolute necessity of personal and collective remembrance.
Sweden/Belgium/Norway | 2022 | Documentary | Director: Magnus Gertten | 92 min. | French, Swedish, English, Spanish with German subtitles
Content-Warning: concrete descriptions of life in the concentration camp in image, speech and writing
Friday, 21.10. • 8.30 p.m.
Followed by a director’s talk with Gustavo Vinagre
Three young queer people drift through sunny São Paulo. Due to a virus that causes oblivion, the city lives in a pandemic mode. However, the supposedly dystopian future has a close connection to the present. The state has forgotten its colonial and dictatorial history and everyone is waiting for a possible “Golden Phase”. A queer time has dawned in which memories only survive because they are shared communally and transmitted through affective relationships. In TRÊS TIGRES TRISTES, São Paulo is a city where dreams briefly feel real and people can talk openly about drag, love or HIV. The director won the Teddy Award at the Berlinale 2022 for this queer and friendly surrealist journey.
Brazil | 2022 | Feature film | Director: Gustavo Vinagre | 86 min. | Portuguese with German subtitles
Content-Warning: drug use, HIV, suicide
Friday, 21.10. • 10.45 p.m.
Based on his own love diary, Egyptian director Mohammad Shawky Hassan creates an experimental essay film that tells of a polyamorous love story like something out of the Arabian Nights. A chorus of ex-lovers meet in a virtual world of queer meeting places.
The story is accompanied by Arabic pop music, poems, heartbreak and a three-way love affair – with a happy ending?
Egypt/Lebanon/Germany | 2022 | Essay film | Director: Mohammad Shawky Hassan | 66 min. | Arabic, English with German subtitles