It's finally here! Mezipatra published the PROGRAM for their 22nd edition. This year's theme is to Celebrate Life - in all its forms regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or age.
After last year's virtual edition, Mezipatra will welcome its audience on 4th November in cinemas at the festival's opening ceremony in the cinema of Lucerna. The program will run until 11th November, and then the festival moves to Brno, where it ends on 20th November with the presentation of the Audience Award. The program of Mezipatra is once again packed with the best feature films and documentaries. The festival will also include parties, engaging discussions or an industry section where the talented queer filmmakers will also participate.
You can look forward to see the work of the iconic queer creator Monika Treut, who went back to the characters of her groundbreaking documentary Gendernauts, that talks about the transgender community of San Francisco in the 1990s. The sequel of Genderation brings not only current and personal view on the changes in LGBTQ+ activism, but also ecology, gentrification or understanding of how to spend older age well.
This year is especially unique due to the fact that 6 out of 10 films in the feature film competition were directed by women. One of them is, for example, The Divide (La Fracture), a film set in a Parisian hospital, where the fates of people with different social backgrounds and political beliefs cross. The director Catherine Corsini won the Queer Palm Award in Cannes for this extraordinary film.
Among the most expected films we can also see a coming-of-age drama The First Death of Joana (A Primeira Morte de Joana) and a probe into life in the brothel, Bliss (Glück). The competition of short films will also be included and the shorts will be presented in seven thematically different blocks.
The Taiwanese film Moneyboys then tells the life of sex workers and relativizes the value of happiness through the story of sacrifice for one's own family. Another unique film is the Canadian drama Landlocked, which follows the transformation of the relationship between a son and a trans parent as a result of a tragic event.
All films celebrating life can be found in the FILM CATALOG section.