Teddy Award 2006
FILM GALLERY (Page 4)
LOVER OTHER: THE STORY OF CLAUDE CAHUN AND MARCEL MOORE
Barbara Hammer’s collage of photographs, documents, interviews, lyrical passages and dramatised scenes recalls the lives of two surrealist artists and lesbian Resistance fighters whose work and whose fate has largely been forgotten: Claude Cahun (whose real name was Lucie Schwob, 1894–1954) and her girlfriend and lover Marcel Moore (Suzanne Malherbe, 1892–1972). Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were halfsisters...
The Quinceañera is an important festival for Mexican girls. Celebrated on her 15th birthday, it marks the turning point when a girl is recognised as a woman. Magdalena is the daughter of a staunchly devout family of Mexican Catholics living in Los Angeles. She too dreams of her Quinceañera, of the gorgeous white dress and the enormous stretch Hummer in which she will be chauffer-driven through the streets...
SEXO E CLAUSTRO
Maria Del Pilar lives in Mexico. A lesbian, she used to be a nun and once lived in convent. Nowadays she is involved in a number of political activities and is a human rights activist. However, these aspects of Maria’s life are not the focus of this film so much as her feelings and private opinions. A film
about the conflict between sexuality and religion, body and soul.
A deracinated part of the city sometime in the 1980s is home to Nen and his friends Palito, Topo and Tostao. The district is ruled by ex-mercenaries Gandhi, Fontán and Andrade, who are engaged in a struggle for supremacy. Nen is interested in music and dreams of a career as a rumba musician. All that he knows about his father, El Guacho, is that he was a fabulous rumba singer. But now, he is forced to learn the truth about his idol’s sudden disappearance. Once he hears about the connection between his mother Chata and Gandhi, the big man in the district...
The Yacoubian Building in Cairo is still an eye-catching construction. Built in 1934 and named after the leader of the Armenian community, it was long regarded as the last word in comfort and elegance. Loosely based on a highly popular novel by Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswani, this film portrays episodes in the lives of the people who live here. One of the building’s inhabitants is the aristocratic Zaki El Dessouki...
The film tells the story of Randy Shilts, who, at the beginning of the 1980s, was the first journalist to write about the discovery of the AIDS virus. At a time when nobody had yet died of the virus, Shilts’ articles unleashed hefty controversy in the USA, which soon turned into a debate about civil rights, public health and homosexuality...
Óttar Thor is the undisputed star of Icelandic premier league football team, KR. All hell breaks loose one day when he innocently tells reporters about his homosexuality. Moreover, not only did he neglect to inform his ex-beauty queen wife and their teenage son about his decision to come out, it also completely slipped his mind to tell even his fellow team-members...