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LARA AERTS | PAYS-BAS / NETHERLAND | 2020 | 7 MIN | V.O. NÉERLANDAISE S.-T.A. / DUTCH S.-T.EN.
Synopsis:Why’s it so important to be a boy or a girl? Wen Long was born intersex. The nine-year-old wears both boys’ and girls’ clothes and plays with toys intended for both genders. Problem is, others don’t know what to think of it. Girlsboysmix explores how preposterous imposed binary gender divides are. Clothing, toys, toilets– all strictly separated. Wen isn’t interested in making a choice, she just wants to be herself.
ALEXANDRA GELLER | ÉTATS-UNIS / USA | 2020 | 12 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis: After unexpected encounters both at school and at home, a twelve-year-old tomboy reflects on the space that lives between binaries.
We are the Monsters
ALEJANDRO MATHE | ALLEMAGNE / GERMANY | 2021 | 14 MIN | V.O. ALLEMANDE S.-T.A. / GERMAN S.-T.EN.
Synopsis: 24-year-old Kjell feels trapped in his little village. One day he meets a mysterious young man named Flurin and is immediately fascinated by him. Soon they start spending time together and show one other what it is they each long for.
As the Crow Flies (Fugleflugt)
MICHAEL SØNDERGAARD | DANEMARK / DENMARK | 2021 | 18 MIN | V.O. DANOISE S.-T.A. / DANISH S.-T.EN.
Synopsis: The closeted small-town delinquent Mathias is shaken by the arrival of a charismatic Swedish ornithologist who is passing through to study the local birdlife. When Mathias’ friends catch the two young men in an intimate moment, it leads to a violent confrontation.
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