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15 films you cannot miss at the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

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We present a list of 13 Short Films and 2 Full Feature Films worth watching at the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival that will take place from May 25th – 29th in Mumbai (India).

Short Films

All Cats

All cats are pink in the dark by Guillaume Renusson – France | 2015 – 19:45 min.

Alice doesn’t feel comfortable with her body. As she gets ready for an internship interview the next day, her mother makes her change her baggy clothes for a tight-fitting skirt suit. Alice can’t take anymore and storms out of her house to get some air. That’s when she meets Lola.

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Schedule
05.28.2016 – Alliance Francaise de Bombay – 11:15 am

 

Any other day by Srikant Ananthkrishnan, Vikrant Dhote – India | 2015 – 12 min.

It’s just another day in Kabir and Arnav’s life. But in the name of safety, two police officers take it upon themselves to create a spectacle of the young men’s private and intimate relationship.

Schedule
05.29.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 2:30 pm

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Back Again (De Vuelta) by Gabriel Dorado – Spain | 2015 – 13:02 min.

Alex goes back after a while to his village with Jordi to celebrate San Juan’s night. However, because of a summer storm, they have to take cover in an old abandoned house where they used to play when they were kids. In there, they have to face problems from the past.

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Schedule
05.26.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 12:30 pm

Benjamin

Benjamin by Sherren Lee – Canada | 2015 – 16:11 min.

Sixth months into a dual surrogate pregnancy between two gay couples, baby Maya dies in utero. When grieving mothers Sophie and Della realize they may not be able to conceive again, they ask to keep the remaining child for themselves, fracturing the idealistic arrangement the four friends once had, and forcing the men to make an impossible decision.

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Schedule
05.26.2016 – Alliance Francaise de Bombay – 1:15 pm

He Who has two souls

He who has two souls (Celui qui a deux ames) by Fabrice Luang-VIja – France | 2015 – 17 min.

They called him “He who has two souls”. He was beautiful like a woman, and he was handsome like a man. He was searching for someone who can understand and love him.

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Schedule
05.28.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 10:45 am

Julie

Julie by Clanch Dayve Belleza – Philippines | 2015 – 30 min.

JULIAN CAPOY, ‘Julie’ as he is fondly called, has been working in construction for twenty-two years, hiding his real sexuality throughout his profession. His seemingly alternatively perfect life will change in a day, all because of busted bathroom doorknob.

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Schedule
05.27.2016 – Alliance Francaise de Bombay – 4:30 pm

Lost YEars

Lost years (Los años perdidos) by Alejandro Beltrán – Spain | 2015 – 20:53 min.

After the death of his mother Felix, is sent to a boarding school abroad. There he meets his roommate, Leo, with whom he begins a relationship. After a tragic incident their friendship ends.

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Schedule
05.27.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 10:45 am

PInk Boy

Pink Boy by Eric Rockey – US | 2015 – 15 min.

An intimate, 15-minute portrait of a gender-creative boy growing up in conservative rural Florida. BJ, a butch lesbian, avoids dresses her entire life until she adopts Jeffrey, who dances in gowns for his parents at home. As he now he wishes to dress in public, BJ must navigate where Jeffrey, age six, is safe in conservative rural Florida.

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Schedule
05.28.2016 – Max Mueller Bhavan – 10:00 am

sauna

Sauna the dead: A fairy tale by Tom Frederic – UK | 2016 – 20 min.

Jacob is a jaded narcissist who stalks the bathhouse halls looking for his next hookup. When he finds himself in the midst of a zombie outbreak, his survival may depend on the one thing he didn’t come there for: a human connection.

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Schedule
05.28.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 10:45 am

The Threshold

The Threshold by Nishant Roy Bombarde – India | 2015 – 30 min.

An adolescent Pankaj is discovering his sexuality. Torn between a patriarchal Indian upbringing full of gender-stereotypes and his natural urge to identify with the opposite gender, he finds an opportunity to express his desires within the bounds of cultural ethos.

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Schedule
05.29.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 2:30 pm

Transindia

Transindia by Meera Darji – India, UK | 2015 – 30 min.

TRANSINDIA is a moving documentary exploring the Transgender community also known as Hijras, in Ahmedabad, India. From being criminalised in 1871 to marginalised in the current society, Transindia takes you on a journey of their true lifestyles.

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Schedule
05.26.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 10:45 am

Vicktor

Viktor by Ann Prim – US | 2016 – 11:01 min

An American-Russian family is torn apart by a secret. Their only son Viktor grows increasingly close to his beloved Russian grandmother. Only grandmother Zoya knows his secret.

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Schedule
05.26.2016 – Max Mueller Bhavan – 3:00 pm

Walking the walk

Walking the Walk by Moses Tulasi – India | 2015 – 32:47 min.

Walking the Walk follows the participants of Hyderabad’s queer pride march in February 2015. The walk draws inspiration from the most recently successful social movement which led to formation of a brand new state in India, Telangana. With its unique culture and traditions, Telangana becomes the back drop of the queer pride walk.

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Schedule
05.27.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 9:30 am

Full Feature Films

An Acto of love

An act of love by Scott Sheppard – US | 2015 – 86 min.

In 2013, Rev. Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The Schaefer family was drawn into a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination.

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Schedule
05.26.2016 – Alliance Francaise de Bombay – 4:30 pm

HOw to win

How to win at checkers (Every time) by Josh Kim – Thailand, Indonesia, US | 2015 – 80 min.

After the loss of both parents, Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand’s annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences.

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Schedule
05.28.2016 – Liberty Cinema – 12:30 pm

Venues

Liberty Cinema
41-42, Marine Lines, Mumbai

Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe-Institut)
Max Mueller Bhavan K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai

Alliance Francaise de Bombay
40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines, Mumbai

SCHEDULE 2016

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Made by Sebastián Nadilo for AsianFilmFestivals.com

For more information please visit the official website of the festival here: KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.

AFF would like to remember the readers that the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is part of our partnership program (See all partners). We want to thank them for their support and wish you guys have a great edition.

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