The film "Soldiers Story from Ferentari", a story of the marginalization of the gay community in Romania, led by Ivana Mladenovic, won the award for Best Film at the Queer Porto festival, according to the list of titles announced Saturday night.
Distinguished with honorable mentions at the San Sebastian festival in Spain and the documentary film show CPH-PIX in Denmark, the film follows the relationship of two men from the neighborhood of Ferentari in Bucharest, one of the poorest in the Romanian capital, and how the marginalization of both determines its destiny.
The official competition jury considered this work by Ivana Mladenovic, a Serbian filmmaker, "an excellent film", in questioning "Romanian cis-heteronormativity", which disciplines and controls bodies and desires, causing suffering to those who dare to be different " , we read in the decision.
The prize, awarded by RTP2, has the value of three thousand euros, which corresponds to the purchase of the rights of exhibition.
The jury, composed by Portuguese artist and curator Da Mata, Israeli-Palestinian performer Liad Hussein Kantorowicz and journalist Tiago Alves, also awarded an honorable mention to the American film "The Rest I Make Up" by Michelle Memran, which addresses Alzheimer's disease.
The School's Short Film Award, from the "In My Shorts" competition, went to "Brthr," a Portuguese-Spanish co-production directed by Inma Veiga, "a fictionalized biography that fortifies the feeling of brotherhood and affectionate is out of place. "
The American film "Dykes, Camera, Action!" By Caroline Berler won the Audience Award.
The 4th edition of Queer Porto – Queer International Film Festival opened last Wednesday with the documentary "Bixa Travesty" by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman, and featured American writer Dennis Cooper as guest of honor , to present, extra-competition, "Permanent Green Light", film that correlated with Zac Farley.
Queer Porto ends today in the BlackBox of the Flying Suit with the screening of Liad Hussein Kantorowicz's film "No Democracy Here" at 5 pm in a session with the director.
The "# LOSMICRÓFONOS" performance of Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol will be followed, presented as "a dip" in the universe of "pop culture".