Director: Daisy Asquith
UK, 2017, 71 min
Festivals: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Helsinki
A found footage film exclusively made up of archival moments emotionally and elegiacally edited to music, Queerama is an inciting, scandalous, nostalgic, yet hopeful film. Fifty years after same-sex relations were decriminalized in England and Wales, Daisy Asquith starts looking for signs of the past, sprinkled at times discreetly, at times coded, and at other times quite frankly in the British Film Archives of the past 100 years. The result is a kaleidoscopic portrait of queer identities as represented in visual culture, with all its horrors and delectations, as well as a journey through the history of cinema and televised media of the past.
Saturday, Oct 6, 19:30, Cinema Arta