33rd Girona Film Festival.
CINEMA and DIVERSITY, section programmed by FICGLB
9 -13 November 2021
CINEMA and DIVERSITY
This is the section that schedules the FICGLB, The Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, in the 33rd edition of the Girona Film Festival. The section includes features, short films and documentaries of LGTIB (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Intersex and Bisexual) themes, from several countries.
What is the objective of a section called CINEMA and DIVERSITY programmed by the FICGLB? The aim is to collect the filmmakers’ concerns regarding problems that generate current themes, through social demand and/or exposure of legislative factors from other countries, which affect the LGTIB community. For this reason, and to promote quality and at the same time vindicative movies, I have created the Girona LGTIBQ+ Cinema Award, which will be given for the first time to the best film in this section at the Girona Film Festival.
The complaint is about the discrimination suffered by a marriage of women who are not allowed to share a room in an old people’s home. The topic of debate is open with DEAR WOMAN DIRECTOR, because when the main characters have already lived the repression of Franco dictatorship, now, in the 21st century, they have to face a lesbophobic attitude in their old age. The functional diversity of a young man in HANDS AND WINGS becomes poetry when he derives sexual pleasure through mind from his friend. When love has a price, in this CASH LOVE the feeling expectations vanish. In VICTORIA a father assumes his responsibilities. Now as a mother and, without prejudice, with her daughter. ACUITZERAMO shows us how a father’s death can be the moment to relive -by his son, feelings never exposed throughout the years-. Surprise and humour are brought to us in YOUR LUCKY DAY by a harassment situation either comical and free from prejudices. THE LONELY PRINCE deals a loneliness despite power, with a staging of great aesthetic beauty, and UNCOLOURED GIRL exposes the change that work and feelings may provoke on a young girl student.
In TRANSITION AND HAPPINESS the profound exaltation of female transsexual diversity offered through Rosa Maria, is admirable. A fighter in a heteronormative system of genital assignments, mother-ex-father of two daughters who still call her “daddy”. In FERNANDEZ PRATSCH, Serafin, through his vindictive attitude and contagious humanity, throws a message of hope to new generations that have not experienced affective repression. And in the documentary TRANS* FAMILIES- IDENTITY CONSTRUCTIONS the vision cannot be broader, since it gives voice to minor children and relatives, with a message of sincerity and very clear and defining concepts.
Two films awarded at the AMOR es AMOR Festival in Córdoba (Argentina): FEELING GOOD, where heartbreak and confusion can cause hysteria in a couple on the brink of separation. And the true exercise of sensibility in the judicial case of a murdered trans woman, which is CUERPO TRANS (VERSADO).
Director and Programmer of FICGLB-Cinema and Diversity. Founder of the FICGLB
33 GIRONA FILM FESTIVAL
FICGLB – Cinema and Diversity
Girona-LGTIBQ+ Cinema Award
Chairwoman: Rosa Maria Vilaseca Marcó, GLG Grup de Lesbianes de Girona
J.Pau Galvez Lot, FAGC
Laia Cruañas Mateu, Girona Orgullosa
Anna Lara Rial, ACAS
Salva Romero García, FLG Famílies LGTBI
Girona. From 9 to 13 November, 2021
Session 1. Friday, 12 November. Cinemes Albeniz 4:00pm
HANDS AND WINGS by Sungbin Byun (South Korea, 2019, 17′)
THE LONELY PRINCE by Shivin and Sunny (India 2020, 15′)
Session 2. Friday, 12 November. Cinemes Albeniz 5:00pm.
FERNANDEZ PRATSCH by Emiliano Spampinato (Spain, 2020, 29′) Audience Award at Madrid and BerlinRevolution Film Festivals (2021)
TRANSITION AND HAPPINESS by Jonas Benarroch (Spain, 2020, 78′)
With the participation of Serafín Fernández, Michael Pratsch and Rosa Maria Maristany
Session 3. Friday, 12 November. Cinemes Albeniz 7:00pm
Awarded films at the AMOR es AMOR Film Festival (Córdoba, Argentina)
Best National Fiction: FEELING GOOD by Danisa Munguía (Argentina, 2021, 18′)
Best Argentinian Documentary: CUERPO TRANS (VERSADO) by Salomé Lozano (Argentina, 2021, 16′)
TU DÍA DE SUERTE by Fele Martínez (Spain, 2019, 10’)
ACUITZERAMO by Miguel Angel Caballero (Mexico / USA, 2019, 15′)
UNCOLOURED GIRL by Charlie García Villalba (Catalonia, 2019, 15′)
AMOR AL CONTADO by Iñigo Izquierdo (Euskadi, 2019, 8′)
VICTORIA by Daniel Toledo Saura (Spain, 2019, 8′)
Session 4. Friday, 12 November. Cinemes Albeniz 9:00pm
ESTIMADA SEÑORA DIRECTORA by Michèle Massé (Spain, 2019, 3′)
FAMÍLIES TRANS * – CONSTRUCCIONS IDENTITÀRIES by Mar C. Llop (Catalonia, 2020, 85′)
There will be a debate, after the screening, with the participation of the filmmaker Mar C. LLop, and Xavier-Daniel, filmmaker and Programming Director)