Queer Porto 2 – International Film Festival, 5-9 October

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Back by popular demand! The second edition of Queer Porto International Film Festival returns with a full program of new films, a retrospective of films attributed New Queer Cinema, a master class and more. Queer Porto 2 takes place 5-9 October, at Teatro Municipal Rivoli, Maus Hábitos, malavoadora.porto and Wrong Weather.



Opneing the festival on 5 October will be the Lionel Baier film La Vanité. Closing the festival on 8 October is the highly-anticipated Porto debut of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Films in Official Competition include:

Antonia – Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Italy/Greece)
Héroes del Mal, Los – Zoe Berriatúa (Spain)
Kiki – Sara Jordenö (Sweden)
Nunca Vas a Estar Solo – Álex Anwandter (Chile)
Take Me to the River – Matt Sobel (USA)
Te Prometo Anarquía – Julio Hernández Cordón (Mexico/Germany) Pictured at top.
Tickled –  David Farrier, Dylan Reeve (New Zealand)
Vanité, La – Lionel Baier (Switzerland/France)

A very special section for this year’s festival is the celebration of the 25th anniversary of American essayist B. Ruby Rich’s article in Sight & Sound, in which the author coined the term “New Queer Cinema”. His theme defined a new cinematic language that emerged in the 1990s, responsible for changing the paradigm of the representation of queer themes in film.

Some films screening in The New Queer Cinema Retrospective include:

Mala Noche (1985), Gus Van Sant’s first feature film
The Living End (1992), by Gregg Araki
Poison (1991), by Todd Haynes
Go Fish (1994), by Rose Troche
The Watermelon Woman (1996), by Cheryl Dunye
Swoon (1991), by Tom Kalin

Queer Porto - PoisonQueer Porto - The Living End

Also scheduled for this year, Director Tom Kalin, will hold a master class on The Evolution of New Queer Cinema at malavoadora.porto.

Click here to read and download the full Queer Porto 2 program.

For more information, visit the Queer Porto website.

Queer Porto
Teatro Municipal Rivoli
Praça D. João I
Tickets: Full ticket – €3.50, Pack 5 tickets for the price of 4 – €14.00

Mala Voadora
Rua do Almada, 277
Tickets: Short Films Programs – €3.50, Installations – free

Maus Hábitos
Rua de Passos Manuel 178, 4th Floor
Tickets: Special Screening – €3.50, Queer Pop Night – free before 23:30 or €3.00 after 24:00, Opening and Closing Party – €4.00

Galeria Wrong Weather
Avenida da Boavista, 754
Free entry


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