June 14 @ 18:00 – 19:00
The queer shorts selection features strories from the Central-Eastern Europe, focusing on the female point of view within the LGBTQ community. Before the screening director and publicist Žuljens Nuhums Kulibali will present a short talk about the development of queer film screenings in Baltic film festivals.
Skin-deep (SavĀdā), director Alise Zarina, 2021, Latvia, 30 min.Description: An observational reflection on the body and existing in one’s social as well as physical “skin”. “To break out of their traumas, ingrained ideas of normality, and the fictional ideal of femininity. To make their bodies truly their own—these are the goals of two young women who use their bodies as a tool of protest and a work of art,” writes the filmmaker.
Sisters (Sestre), director Katarina Rešek Kukla, 2020, Slovenia, 23 min.Description: Three best friends, modern day sworn virgins, live by their own set of rules. When they get into another conflict with local boys and things get really rough, they are saved by a woman in becoming.
Grandma, meet Mary, director Kaire Russ, 2021, Estonia, 19 min.Description: The middle-aged perfectionist Virve has done everything in her power to make her mother’s 80th birthday a wonderful and in sync with tradition. However, without any warning, her niece brings a surprise guest.