Festival of Spanish Lesbian films
Following the popularity of last year's Spanish Gay film festival - the Institute Cervantes throws open its doors to the Lesbian Universe...
After last year's successful edition of "Spanish Gay Cinema" the institute of Cervantes has decided to program a new series of films. This time around lesbian cinema will be given a showcase.
According to the Institute the festival, billed as Lesbian Universes will deliver a sample of the multiple universes of lesbian experience, focusing on geographical, age and class as key elements.
Thus over five sessions we will be able to check how different it can be to maintain a lesbian relationship in contemporary Barcelona (Costa Brava, 1995) or in Latin American countries like Mexico (Mother Earth, 2009) or Puerto Rico (The Sky of Mice, 2009), and how diverse also is the lesbian identity in adolescence (Eloïse, 2010) from a mature age (80 Egunean, 2011), or develop it in a marginal environment (Excerpts, 1996) or a tolerant middle class family (Mother Tongue, 2010).
They will also showcase two documentaries which deal with contemporary lesbianism: first, the developement of projects of traditional coexistence in which family is important (Kenya and her Family, 2005), and, second, the presentation of queer philosophy as school of thought following the contribution of many lesbian theorists such as Judith Butler, Eve K. Sedwig, Angela Davis and Monique Wittig (Gerrilleras / os, 2010).
Lastly the institute has scheduled a screening of short films, in which we find daily stories of loving neighbours (The Courtyard of my House, 2007, The Sky of Mice, 2009), critical situations where love is put into question (Doble-parked, 2011) or even a re-reading of the myth of the lesbian vampire (Luz/Light, 2010).
Lesbian Universe plays at the Institue Cervantes from June 27 - July 1.
- Pasajes - 27/06/2012 (18:30 h)
- Guerriller @ s 28/06/2012 (20:00 h)
- Kenya and her family 28/06/2012 (18:30 h)
- Mother Tongue 29/06/2012 (18:00 h)
- Tierra Madre 29/06/2012 (20:00 h)
- For 80 Days 30/06/2012 (20:00 h)
- Eloise 30/06/2012 (18:00 h)
- Lesbian Universes: Shorts 01/07/2012 (19:00 h)
- Costa Brava 01/07/2012 (17:00 h)
Entry for each session is by a recommded donation of $15/10