Are you sad you did not get to buy festival merch during the festival? Then we have a great message for you! You can buy a high quality t-shirt, cloth bag or comfortable socks online at Queershop or Prague Pride e-shop. Be it for you or as a Christmas present. The author of the design is our festival graphic designer Marius Corradini.
There can never be enough great queer films. That's why we have prepared a traditional online project in co-operation with Czech Television. Until the end of the year, you have a unique chance to watch a selection of short films from last year's Mezipatra. If you have missed any film or want to recall your favorite, go to the Mezipatra page on the CT website and see what we have chosen for you.
Audiences in Prague and Brno chose their winner - The Miseducation of Cameron Post directed by Desiree Akhavan. Congratulations!
Being an outsider is no reason to think of yourself as inferior. Actually, quite the reverse. Let your freak flag fly! True, Cameron is dating a boy, but she’s in love with a girl in her class. When the truth comes out, her guardians decide on a drastic step. They send her to re-education in a special Christian institution for adolescents. The picture with Chloë Moretz starring as Cameron also took the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Festival.
The end of Mezipatra in Brno starts at 20:30 (8:30 pm) at Scala cinema. Wait, what, the end? Do not worry, we will see each other the next year again. We are going to hear a speech, then the announcement of the winning films and the handover of the prize awaits.
After the prologue we continue with a film, which is going to premiere in the Czech cinemas for the first time. Pink Narcissus is a cult film about a young male prostitute, who escapes into exciting erotic adventurous dreams. The picture was shot on 8mm film and its creation took almost seven years. Today you have a unique opportunity to see Pink Narcissus screened directly from 35mm film.
But the evening is not over yet! After the screening we will go to a nontraditional place at Gallery TIC, where the Closing party is held. We have to say a proper goodbye after all, right?
Sex, pain, dominance. At 18:00 (6:00 pm) you can come to discuss BDSM with a prominent Czech rigger Edna. We are going to learn about these kinks at Gallery TIC.
The film Sauvage offers a blunt insight into nooks that normally remain hidden. Past of the main character is unknown to us, his future uncertain. The only stable point is the present where he sells his body in the streets and his only escape from reality is provided by drugs. The screening is at 20:30 (8:30 pm) at Scala cinema. But the Wednesday’s program is not over just yet. We continue with projection of film My Own Private Hell at 23:00 (11:00 pm) where we visit a cosy bar. The motionless calm is disrupted by the arrival of a handsome sailor. Come find out secrets about his dark past!
The independent film set in the middle of a tropical jungle Malila: The Farewell Flower about the necessity to be able to say goodbye will be the country’s candidate for the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film, offering a meditative contemplation on the fragility of love and human life. It will be screened at 18:00 (6:00 pm) at the Scala cinema. You will be able to continue at 20:30 with Lukas Dhonta’s winning film of the Caméra d’Or at this year’s Cannes. The film Girl is about emotions raging in her. When she is trying to become a ballerina, she also longs for an operation what she believes will change her life.
Besides the movies, the Queer film quiz is starting at 18:00. If you do not have a team ready, do not hesitate, invite your friends and come to check your knowledge to Gallery TIC!
A beautiful image mesmerizes, immobilizes, but also arouses. The visually hypnotizing, highly stylized film Postcards from London by director Steve McLean will be screened at 20:30 (8:30 pm) at Scala cinema.
If you want to learn about some new and cool trends on instagram, come to Galerie TIC at 18:00 (6:00 pm) to Instagram workshop with experienced instagrammers Samuel Varga and Tereza Koukalová.
Bullying, assault, and neon colours turn end for Pedro’s life. The empathic and visually imaginative film NeonBoy will be screened at 20:30 (8:30 pm) at the Scala cinema. Before the screening, you can come to the Klub Leitnerova to exercise at Acro Yoga workshop or meet your new love on Speed Dating, the girls start at 18:00 (6 pm), boys at 19:30 (7:30 pm). Neon colours will accompany the whole evening at the Ulta 80’s Party at the Tržnice Brno. At 22:00 (10 pm) we will light up the Zelný trh and paint with the UV colours, there will be snacks and we will look at the hot dance performances. The eighties are calling!
Mezipatra is coming to Brno! Everything starts at 4 PM at the Scala cinema on November 16th. The opening of the 19th Mezipatra festival will be presented by the popular moderator and stand-up comedian Adéla Elbel, followed by the Austrian film L'animal by Katharina Mückstein. Stylish drama with a dynamic story revealing her own sexuality and gender was introduced this year at Berlinale, where she was nominated for the Teddy Award. We recommend staying after the movie because the wildest Animal party will break out, where you can release your inner animal!
We have celebrated the closing of Prague part of the festival and we waved good-bye to our great foreign guests. We awarded the winning films - the best feature film We the Animals and the best short film Pre-Drink and danced to the music at Show Us Some Love party. But we are not done yet! Mezipatra in Brno officially start with the opening ceremony on Friday, November 16 at Scala cinema from 7:00 p.m. But in the mean time you can already visit the exhibition Beyond Reality at the Café Bar Scala. We look forward to seeing you!