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GAZE: Queer Eire: New Irish Shorts

GAZE: Queer Eire: New Irish Shorts
CLUB93 min

Director: Producer: Starring: Released:Fri 30 Sep 2022

Synopsis

The backbone of GAZE Film Festival is the annual new Irish shorts programme. Every year we take the temperature of LGBTQ+ life in Ireland via a gamut of fresh cinematic work. This year we’ve been truly spoiled, so as well as this excellent Friday evening block, check the line-up for other Irish works in both our Online and Gallery programmes. Irish film is everywhere!!Programmed by Greg ThorpeIn conversation: Festival Director Greg Thorpe will join Irish filmmakers in a post-screening conversation.Finding Dir. André Parra / 2m A young child searches for his lost ball in the park, but instead finds a doll. He soon learns that playing with dolls comes with stigma and a price. The Concept of Self Dir. Pradeep Mahadeshwar / 20m A viral pandemic magnifies inequalities and isolation for an immigrant Asian gay person of colour surviving the lockdown. Homebird Dir. Caleb J. Roberts / 11m An emotionally reclusive father struggles to re-connect with his estranged gay son during a night at the seafront amusements. First Date Dir. Clara Planelles / 10m Recently widowed farmer, Tina, doesn't want her daughter to go back to the city, so when Seamus arrives for date night, she decides to intervene. DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT: Deliciously dark masterpiece about grief and starting over – our nomination for this year’s Iris Prize. GT. Very Slightly Included Dir. Patricia Kelly / 10m How much of a blind eye could you turn to your new partner's one slight flaw if everything else was just perfect? High Society Dir. Niamh Magee / 13m Cocaine, comas and coming of age power this short sharp revenge drama. SUSIE BLUE Dir. Sarah Gwynne / 3m Music is the food of queer survival in this lovable Belfast doc. Soulmates Dir. Shona Kelly / 10m Your other half may have been dead for a while but that doesn’t mean romance has to be. Our Time Dir. Áindréas Aingeal Fallon Verbruggen / 2m Adorable mother-son bonding in front of the dressing-up mirror. Punch Line Dir. Becky Cheatle / 10m On the eve of a transphobic attack, a transgender comedian processes her feeling the only way she knows how – with stand-up comedy.

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