Queer Lisbon is one of the largest film festivals in Europe. This year marks its 14th edition and which will once again bring interesting audiovisual contributions to the city which deal with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender or queer movement related themes. Films will be shown in Sao Jorge from 17 until 25 September, and apart from the projection of over 100 movies, there will be various events and festivals promoting the LGBT spirit.
The festival will award contributions in three categories: documentary, fiction and short films – the latter, chosen by the public. In “Queer Art” proposals will be shown for experimental cinema and documentaries on queer artists, while “Queer Pop” is dedicated to investigate the intersections between music and queer culture.
“Leo´s Room” is one of the most interesting contributions to this year´s festival. This debut film of Uruguayan director Enrique Buchichio is a shrewd portrait of Leo, a young boy in the process of self-acceptance and sexual definition. We embark on an intimate story which traces the protagonist´s emotional topography, as is reflected in the many interiors in which this sensitive story takes place. The plot unfolds when the paths of Leo and Caro, a former classmate he liked in the past, end up crossing paths again in unexpected ways.
Winner of last year’s prize, Roberto Castón´s “Ander” tells the story of a homosexual in his 40´s in an innovative way, depicting the protagonist in a rural area and offers an atypical variation from the norm of Spanish gay films, which are usually set in an urban environment.
If you don’t want to miss one of the most important film festivals in Europe, rent apartments in Lisbon, and enjoy the varied and selected programming at Queer Lisbon.