Celebrating our first collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Montreal, a collection of dramas, comedies and animation that bring the spirit of queer Italy to Montreal.
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LA VOCE DI LAURA (LAURA’S VOICE)
GUISEPPE BUCCI | ITALY | 2020 | 23 MIN | ITALIAN S.-T.EN
La voce di Laura is a tribute to Jean Cocteau’s legendary text “The human voice”. But unlike the other versions (Anna Magnani/Rossellini, Sophia Loren, Simone Signoret, Liv Ulman) in this short film, the woman, in her last phone call to the person she loves, is not the obvious lover of a married man, but another woman. Starring Rosaria De Cicco (Fate ignoranti, Ferzan Ozpetek).WATCH Q+A
BUTTERFLIES IN BERLIN
MONICA MANGANELLI | ITALY | 2019 | 31 MIN | ITALIAN S.-T.EN.
Using stunning art deco-style animation, this award-winning film tells the story of one of the first trans women in Weimar-era Berlin. However, as the Nazis rise to power, will she have the courage to be true to herself?
È SOLO NELLA MIA TESTA (IT’S JUST IN MY HEAD)
MARIUS GABRIEL STANCU | ITALY | 2020 | 18 MIN | ITALIAN S.-T.EN.
Andreas and Alessandro are two friends who’ve known each other since childhood. Andreas taciturn and suspicious and Alessandro expansive and optimistic. Andreas is a seemingly lonely virgin while Alessandro is full of friends and a long-time girlfriend. Summer is coming to a close, but before leaving, Andreas decides to give Alessandro a gift, hoping he will finally be able to notice the love that Andreas has always felt for him.
PAESE CHE VAI (WHEN IN ROME)
LUCA PADRINI | ITALY | 2020 | 11 MIN | ITALIAN S.-T.EN.
Set in a small town in the Italian countryside, this tongue-in-cheek comedy sees Alfredo bringing his African American partner to meet the family with unexpected comic results.
Q+A / LA VOCE DI LAURA (LAURA’S VOICE)
Meet the filmmaker Guiseppe Bucci, director of the short film LA VOCE DI LAURA (LAURA’S VOICE). A quick trip to his home, an interesting and insightful talk about his work, the why, the how and more.