Queer Lisboa is not only the oldest film festival in Lisbon — it's also the only festival in Portugal dedicated exclusively to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual themed films. The theme of this year's edition is Transgression, and throughout its run through September 24, you can watch around a dozen films from the lineup for free.
Russell Shaeffer's shot his short Alone on black and white 16mm. Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo's Brussels is actually about a father and son meeting up in New York, while My New Song Is Coming Along Great focuses on a 16-year-old raised by two dads. Four intersexual people discuss their experiences in Melanie Jilg's The Cat Would Rather Be a Bird…, and her About Everyday Things: In June for Example is a quiet portrait of a relationship in southern Germany. Juanma Carrillo's Fuckbuddies is, naturally, a quickie. In Paul Agusta's The Game Kiss, two 15-year-olds nervously take their friendship into unknown territory. Júnior Ratts's Para mover o domingo… gives us a few minutes of a lazy Sunday. Sylvie Cachin's gODDESSES (we believe we were born perfect) takes us to South Africa where women "are reviving the pacifist, non-hetero-normative, 'matriarchal' society of the pre-colonial era." In Kim-Jho Gwang-soo's Love, 100ºC, young Min-so has an encounter with consequences. And Kirsty MacDonald urges us to Assume Nothing about gender.
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