- Mezipatra Queer Film Festival in cooperation with the selection of the best films from Berlinale, Venice and Cannes festivals – Be2Can – will introduce the critically acclaimed drama From Afar (Desde allá).
- Lorenzo Vigas's feature debut boasts excellent performances of the distinguished Chilean actor Alfredo Castro and debuting Luis Silva.
- A party with DVDJ NNS will follow the screening in Lucerna café.
This year's fourth evening of the popular Mezipatra Approved series is a result of cooperation with the Be2Can festival. As a part of the series of screenings which introduce successful films from prestigious world festivals, Prague audience can see the Venezuelan-Mexican drama From Afar (Desde allá) for the very first time. The screening takes place on 9th October at 19:30 in the big screening hall of Lucerna cinema.
The film's protagonist is Armando, a taciturn owner of a dental prosthesis business who looks around for young men on the streets and takes them home with one simple principle: to watch without touching. After all, the middle-aged man adopts such passive attitude to life as well: he has neither a partner nor children and he does his work without any zeal. The lethargic everyday routine is disrupted when Armando meets a gang leader, Elder, who becomes a new object of Armando's desire. The unusual relationship between the reclusive man and the impulsive, aggressive lad triggers an unpredictable chain of events which repeatedly confront both men with their past and character.
The Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas's feature debut offers a study of loneliness and love which does not always have to follow the form of harmonious affinity, offering a powerful film experience emphasised by the focused, precise style. The Chilean actor Aflredo Castro and debuting Luis Silva star in the main roles.
DVDJ NNS will perform at the afterparty following the screening. In her own words, the co-founder of LOLLAB multimedia platform and a key figure of the iconic Prague KSK crew moves between genres, rejects all rules and does not believe in taste. As usual, the viewers can enjoy her distinctive set in the café of Lucerna cinema.
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