Queer East Festival presents Shorts: In Between Seasons.
Spring, summer, autumn and winter: each new season marks a beginning, an act of trans-formation, signalling the everchanging fluidity of nature. In this programme, whether trapped in psychological minds or physical bodies, each protagonist discovers a way to escape from reality, and embark on a personal journey of finding the past or envisioning the future. These films centre on the theme of metamorphosis, piecing together a multifaceted recollection of queer memories and futures. Programmed and presented in partnership with CinemAsia Film Festival, Amsterdam.
Films in the Programme:
Two young Burmese drag artists fight to be themselves in conservative
dir. Sai Nyi Min Htut | Myanmar, Germany | 2021 |19min
Seance of the Past
A poetic moving image work about a person lingering among their past lives.
dir. Adelaide Sherry | Singapore | 2022 | 9min
Stand-up comedian Lady Lin seeks a reconciliation with her family and acceptance of her trans identity.
dir. Zhao Badou | China | 2021 | 27min
A young adult revisits their childhood memories and rediscovers something profound that they had long forgotten.
dir. Asarela Orchidia Dewi | Indonesia, Germany | 2022 | 19min
Once upon a time, the glamorous Tank Fairy delivers her magical tanks of gas to the home of lonely Jojo, who is in need of a glittery godmother.
dir. Erich Rettstadt | Taiwan, US | 2022 | 10min