Author’s cinema allows us to explore transversal topics in a personal way. Among all the films that form this edition of D’A 2017 there are common grounds that draw different theme paths. For example, we propose a possible route to explore the movies with an LGTB theme or characters in the festival.
Marc Ferrer shows us the queerest Barcelona with his second film La maldita primavera. It’s a science fiction film, a teen comedy and a piece of the Almodóvar era. The director of El desconocido del lago, Alain Guiraudie brings us with Rester Vertical a vital trip that obeys to the logic of an unmeasured and paternal (homo)sexual impulse. O ornitólogo, from Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues, also talks about the struggles of a character through a jungle area where he reads in a fantastic and queer code the imaginary of the pattern of Lisbon and Padua. The beach house, censured in the Beirut Festival, is a movie with theatrical roots, accurate in its crescendo with the Mediterranean Sea as witness. Roy Dub talks about the experience of migration, the weight of traditions, the Palestinian conflict, the education, the sexuality and – above all – the human relationships. Ceux qui font la révolutions à moitié ont fait que se creuser un tombeau postraits Quebec in 2011 after the so called Primavera de la auró, the life of for boys that slowly transform as their plans began to crumble while they acquired the certainty of the futility of their fight over a anesthetized society.LGTB
In another rebel tune impossible to label the Spanish director Roberto Pérez Toledo portraits a group of humans searching for love and sex in Como la espuma. A choral comedy around a pool with the excuse of an orgy and with a character on a wheelchair, bitter by the guilt of an accident: indescribable. For everyday dramas: La declaración de los objetos. Sofia is lesbian and seems to have everything against her. Her family is hostile and her couple is abusive. Even the sceneries where she lives seems to reject her presence and the objects return a deformed reflection. Finally to finish the LGTB route, we have to discover Los objetos amorosos, the story of two women against the world. Adrián Silvestre mixes formats and genders, lowers expectations and breaks the molds turning a social chronicle into a learning tale, a political movie with a peculiar love story.