College Screenings:


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Mithibai College


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Sophia Polytechnic


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Whistling Woods International

Festive Ciné Liberté @ Alliance Francaise:


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Festive Ciné Liberté presents a series of short films that take a lighthearted look at LGBTI issues. Alliance Française is where you should be this evening.

What happens when gay filmmakers are asked to make a film about lesbian love, and a lesbian director has to explore the sex lives of male homosexuals? What happens when an Indian lesbian is pressurised to get hitched? What will her matrimonial advertisement look like? For all these answers you'll have to drop by this evening for Ciné Liberté, a teaser to Queer Nazariya, an International LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) Film Festival that's scheduled to be held in Mumbai between april 2 and 4 at National College, Bandra.
While the issue is a constant through most of these films, the treatment is as diverse as it gets.
Take for instance Paginas De Menina (Pages of a Girl), a 19-minute film from Brazil by Monica Palazzo. This 2008 production set in 1955 is a bittersweet story of forbidden love. Ingrid is a gawky teenager who applies for a job at a bookstore and is attracted to the store's beautiful, older and more experienced, female manager.
Fucking Different is a funny city wise anthology that looks at films made by gay directors about lesbian sex lives, and vice versa. Ciné Liberté will be screening the Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo chapters of the anthology.
Iguales? or The same? is a Spanish film by director Javier de la Torre that charts a conversation between three couples, gay, lesbian and transsexual and as all the conflicts are resolved it leaves you questioning if all relationships aren't in many ways alike.
Harjant Gill's Everything too is a poignant tale of a Sikh man struggling to come to terms with his sexual and cultural identity.
The films will be followed by a performance by Abheena and the Dancing Queens, a Queer drag show dedicated to promoting queer talent and bringing drag culture to the mainstream.

Malini Bhanerjee from Mid-Day


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Dancing Queen Abheena


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Dancing Queen Urmi


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Dancing King Irfan