queerfilm festival Bremen

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das schwul-lesbisch-trans* Filmfestival in Bremen












Alice Júnior

Alice Junior - pictures of the movie

Saturday, 16:00 (Location: City 46)


Brasil | 2019 | Direction: Gil Baroni | 87 Min. |

Portugese with German subtitles


Alice Júnior, YouTuber, confident and charismatic, lives in the vibrant Brazilian city Recife, produces videos full of glitter, pop samples and sound effects. But this will suddenly come to an end: Her father wants to move with her to a conservative town in the south of the country. For the trans* teenager, this only means one thing: prudishness and narrow-mindedness. But Alice, played by blogger Anne Celestino Mota, defends herself against repression right from the start and she kicks the new classmates and teachers out of the Catholic furrowed paths with verve.

Content warning: Cissexism, bullying, sexual harassment

The film will also be shown at 9th of October at 8 pm in the festival cinema in the context of the 8th Kids- and Youthfestival KIJUKO.

The Surrogate

The Surrogate - pictures from the movie

Saturday, 18:00 (Location: City 46)

USA | 2020 | Direction: Jerry Hersh | 93 Min. |

English with German subtitles


Jess agrees to act as surrogate for her best friend Josh and his husband Aaron. After twelve weeks, however, a diagnosis turns all of their lives upside down: a prenatal test reveals that the child will most likely have Down syndrome (trisomy 21). This puts their friendship to the test, because they have to make a decision that will change their lives. Can they find a way to live with the consequences? The almost documentary-like movie deals with politically charged issues, such as race, eugenics, gender identity and sexual orientation, disability rights and abortion in a complexity that is rarely shown on screen in such a thoughtful and balanced way.

Content warning: Depiction of anti-black racism, ableism, mention of abortion

Love, Spells and all that / AŞK, BÜYÜ VS.

Love, Spells and all that - pictures from the movie

Saturday, 20:30 (Location: City 46)

Available online 27.10.-7.11.


Turkey | 2019 | Direction: Ümit Ünal | 96 Min. |

Turkish with German subtitles


After 20 years abroad, Eren returns to her home island of Buyukada to find her teen love Reyhan. When Eren's father, an influential minister, found out about the secret love, he forced Eren to study abroad, and had Reyhan's family expelled from the island. After the death of her parents, Eren now wants to win back the love, leave with her and start a new life. But Reyhan has doubts about the authenticity of her feelings. This is probably due to the love spell that she cast in her desperation, 20 years ago. In search for the magician who is able to reverse it, the two get closer and experience summer love and the island again. Umit Unal's eighth play is well-conceived, right up to the supporting actors, that can be read as a comment on the current social situation in Turkey. With intense dialogues and warm colours, he transmits a summery-melancholic ambivalence of being in love.

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity - pictures from the movie

Saturday, 22:30 (Location: City 46)


USA | 2019 | Direction: Molly Hewitt | 91 Min. |

English with German subtitles


Trinity works as a dominatrix in Chicago. When she sniffs from a mysterious spray can, a previously unknown gift presents itself: she can talk to the dead! Confused, she seeks advice from a cast of colorful characters (priests, drag queens, witches) to learn their spiritual practices. As she continues to take the drug, reality and hallucination blur. Still, she realizes the power she now has - and the responsibility. An artsy-trashy drug frenzy movie with wicked color design and steep costumes and props, by and with Chicago's queer community.

Content warning: Depiction of drug usage

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