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GAZE: The Art of Dress (Shorts)

GAZE: The Art of Dress (Shorts)
CLUB91 min

Director: Producer: Starring: Released:Mon 05 Sep 2022

Synopsis

This year we foreground our festival mission to celebrate “the art of film” with shorts programmes that gleefully play with theme and content. The Art of Imagination, The Art of Cruising, The Art of Experience and The Art of Dress actively queer each of our themes to bring you diverse selections of new shorts that shine a light on the sheer artistry of LGBTQ+ lives.Clothing for queers is a means of armour, alignment, protest and expression. Its importance within the community, though sometimes subtle, cannot be overstated. The tailor-made selection of films in The Art of Dress provides a glimpse at how garms can open minds and alter lives, with costume design that serves much more than just a look.Programmed by Alice LinehanNails & Beauty Dir. Rhona Foster United Kingdom / 2021 / 10m Lucy gets a rough and tough makeover from a team of beautiful, bearded, butch builders, causing her to rethink her idea of womanhood.Below the Surface Dir. Tomas Ponsteen Netherlands / 2022 / 14m A sex worker with various alter egos searches for himself and explores gender in this stunning and intimate documentary.Make Me A King Dir. Sofia Olins United Kingdom / 2021 / 16m In order to reconnect with their disapproving parents, one Jewish Drag King tries to use their talents to find common ground.Man & Wife Dir. Rahul Roye India / 2021 / 9m A secret unravels between a soon-to-be-married couple on their wedding day, but will the groom’s guilty pleasure plague or aid their arranged relationship?Tommies Dir. Brian Fairbairn, Karl Eccleston United Kingdom / 2022 / 15m In Regency-era London, five women waiting for a carriage descend into a frenzy of vicious gossip about a notorious gay scandal.Alfie Dir. Emily Ryder Canada / 2021 / 12m Through discovering an abandoned house on the way home from school, cousins Alfie and Julia begin a journey of self-exploration, pushing the boundaries of binary gender expression.Warsha Dir. Dania Bdeir France / 2022 / 15m Soaring high above Beirut, a Syrian migrant working on a dangerous crane finally feels free from the shackles of masculinity. Best International Fiction Winner: Sundance Film Festival 2022

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