We are lucky to live in a more and more open-minded world, but there is still a lot of work to do to completely changes the mindset of every person in the world and accept that love is love and freedom is freedom no matter what.
The LGBT and the queer community doesn’t hide anymore and raises its voices to claim its right to live their sexuality as they want, and with they want. The QFFM Queer Film Festival München is a way to visualize this diversity with different stories about becoming an adult, aids, love, sex, childhood, relationships, and being a queer person in a homophobic country.
L’Animale is the coming-of-age teenage drama that will open the festival on the 17th of October, with the presence of its director Katharina Mückstein. In black and white, the film 1985 presents the story of Adrian, a man who got aids and come back to his hometown for Christmas. My Days of Mercy is a love story between two women with different political opinions about death row.
On Saturday, The Cakemaker tells the story of a baker in Berlin who falls in love with an Israelian man who has a wife and a son in Jerusalem. After the screening will be a party called Yalla with free entry for everyone.
Sunday is the day for queer refugee shorts with admission on a donation basis and free admission for refugees. It will be a conversation with the director Stella Traub, the protagonists and gay refugees, and mentors of the project Rainbow Refugees. The closing of the festival will have some queer porn short films of the Pornfilmfestival Berlin and a talk between the festival curator Jochen Werner, the sociologist Agnes Lang and the entrepreneur Raymund Spiegl. These and other interesting films will be screened from the 17th to the 21st of October.
Wednesday | 17. October
Opening with L’ Animale/ Princess
Thursday | 18. October
1985 + Guests
Tinta Bruta (Hard Paint)
Friday | 19. October
My Days of Mercy
Even Lovers Get The Blues
Saturday | 20. October
Rett West (Going West) + Guests
Mario + Guests
Les Garcons Sauvages (The Wild Boys)
The Cakemaker + Closing party: Yalla Party!
Sunday | 21. October
Queer Refugee Shorts I Sunday-Matinee
Miss Rosewood + Short film: Calamity
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Filmpremiere 5 TAGE IM MAI – Various Voices 2018
Closing – Queer Porn Shorts + Talk
More information about the QFFM Queer Film Festival Munich on their webpage.
*Header image: L’Animale.