Contrary to the imagined confines of the heteronormative, the term “queer” in cinema brings a promise of rebellion, struggle and transgression, a spectacle even – at least to the non-queer eye. For this selection I’ve chosen to go down a slightly different road, shifting the focus from form to sensibilities. These films invite us to take a closer look at the delicate and strange ways of connecting, how we’re bonded through trauma, courage, expectations and self-discovery.
All human stories are different but also the same in a way – the queer ones, in my opinion, just tend to naturally illuminate the complex structures we have to overcome in order to truly be together. With ourselves and others.
Žulijens Nuhums Kulibali