Queer animation: the bright colours of diversity
Special Event for Pride Month
Centre culturel canadien
June 06th, 2023 20:00 - 22:00
For more than a decade we have been witnessing a new trend in auteur animation, that of a queer affirmation, which considerably enriches the palette of creations. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes introspective, always very frank, these works shake up conventions and are never boring! This anthology of short films reflects this emergence: vibrant, colourful, political and inspiring.
In the presence of Marco de Blois, curator and programmer at the Cinémathèque québécoise and artistic director of the Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal, and Montreal filmmaker Vivien Forsans.
In partnership with the Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
This special programme will be repeated at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Sunday 11 June 2023.
On the programme (65 minutes):
Button Out! by Kathleen Mullen
Canada / 2018 / 4 mn / English
Button Out! is a lively animated personal homage to the filmmaker’s own history of protest and the wider story of LGBTQ2S+ experiences contained in the collection of over 1200 buttons housed at The ArQuives, Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives in Toronto.
Happy and Gay by Lorelei Pepi
États-Unis / 2014 / 11 mn / English, subtitles French
Two couples go out for a night on the town in a revisionist history 1930’s black and white queer cartoon musical misadventure.
All Those Sensations in my Belly by Marko Djeska
Croatie-Portugal / 2020 / 13 mn / VO Croatian, subtitles French
While transitioning, Matia struggles with finding a genuine, intimate relationship with a heterosexual man.
Purpleboy by Alexandre Siqueira
Portugal – France – Belgique / 2019 / 14 mn / French
Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the male gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he so desires?
I like Girls by Diane Obomsawin
Canada / 2016 / 8 mn / French
Four women reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression.
The Fish Curry by Abhishek VermaInde / 2017 / 12 mn / Hindi subtitles French
Lalit, 28, decides to come-out to his parents. In order to reveal his sexuality, seeking acceptance, he cooks his father’s favourite fish curry.
To the Closet by Vivien ForsansCanada / 2020 / 3 mn / French
A teenage boy tells an intimate secret to a friend, but quickly regrets it while watching the news.
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