For its 13th edition, running from 6-15 November 2014, Pink Screens will be taking a look at the reality of life in today’s Italy - hardly “la dolce vita”. We follow the tortured path of a marginalised androgynous youth in the very dark “Piu buio di mezzanote” by Sebastiano Riso and that of feisty Beatrice, a trans mechanic in “Fuoristrada”. This year’s guests include Vincent Dieutre who will be presenting his Pasolini-influenced film “Orlando Ferito” and Fabio Mollo, who will present “Il sud è Niente”, a beautiful portrait of Grazia, on the search for her brother and her own identity.
Alongside these depictions of contemporary Italy, the festival’s opening will give you the chance to discover Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as a “young” married couple full of humour and tenacity in Ira Sachs’ (“Keep the Lights on”, Pink Screens 2012) “Love is Strange” and the magnificent “52 Tuesdays”, which has won acclaim at the biggest international festivals, showing how the life of adolescent Billie is turned upside down by the transition her mother decides to begin.
This year we have some 80 short and full-length films in our programme from all four corners of the globe (experimental films, documentaries and surprising works of fiction) but there are also debates, meetings, exhibitions and performances.
In closing we will be celebrating these ten days of cinema, of exploration of genders and sexuality with the unmissable Pink Night, preceded by Madeleine Olnek’s hilarious comedy “The Foxy Merkins” as well as the moving story of a young blind boy who falls in love with his classmate in Daniel Ribeiro’s “Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho”.
Genres d’à côté Team
PINK SCREENS #13
Queer Film Festival