Kim, Momo and Bella are three friends whose lives have so far been tough. They are bullied at school, their teachers' approach helps nothing, and it's only their strong friendship and mutual support that give them a sense of security. They choose a greenhouse as their refuge, and find there a curious seed which grows into a mysterious plant overnight. Excited by its sweet scent, they decide to taste its berries, not knowing that the magical plant can change them into boys.
You are petting a tomcat and he keeps purring, until he suddenly scratches you... Andreas and Stefan are two men in their prime who know how to live. They take care of each other, their beautiful house and garden, and their beloved tomcat named Moses, who appeared one day and decided to stay.
Fernando is a lonely ornithologist heading to the remote parts of northern Portugal to find an endangered species of black stork. While kayaking down a river, he is swept away in the rapids, and the straightforward journey with its clear goal suddenly turns in a completely different direction.
Seventeen-year-old Naama spends her free time drinking, experimenting with drugs and loitering with friends. After all, she can't enjoy much peace at home – her overprotective mother and neurotic father basically cannot understand her, and the family atmosphere thickens after her older sister's sudden disappearance.
Because of a flight complication, the Saturday screening of Transparent will be without Rhys Ernst, but visitors can look forward to Cerise Howard, an Australian journalist focusing on trans* representation in film, and to the founder of local Transparent initiative, Damian Machaj.
We are honored to welcome internationally acclaimed filmmaker, photographer and writer Bruce LaBruce on the 17th annual Mezipatra.
Scriptwriter Léo is looking for inspiration for his new film and sets off to the wilderness in search of wolves. In the end, he finds something completely different – shepherdess named Maria, who seduces him and gets pregnant. However, Maria refuses to look after the child and Léo, alone with the baby in his arms, enters the lives of the people in his new environment. Staying Vertical is a dreamy contemplation of the crisis of the role of man and father mingled with natural human sexuality unrestrained by conventions.
Discussions, lectures and Q&As have always been a key part of Mezipatra. We won't rob you of them this year either – in Prague, experts will talk about the phenomenon of chemsex, and the American filmmaker Rhys Ernst will guide you through the trans* movement history in an interactive discussion. In Brno, experts will focus on such diverse topics as queer literature, sexual assistance, and changes brought by the Velvet Revolution. And both cities will discuss the current issue of same-sex marriages.