Winner 2020 – Playdurizm
Sunday, 18 October, 20:30, Bellevaux
Gem Deger, 2020, Czech republic
English with French subs, digital, color, 87’
Screening of the winning film of the international feature film competition
On waking up, Demir’s mind is like a blank page, devoid of past or memory. He discovers that he shares a brightly colored apartment with his idol and fantasy Andrew, a Hollywood soap-boy, and his dwarf pig. As Andrew lines up sexual conquests, Demir tries to grab his attention, unaware of the unnatural reality around him as he slowly slides into something dangerous.
Born in Turkey in 1997, talented self-taught Gem Deger shot a few LGBTQ shorts before leaving for Prague where he can now express himself freely and give free rein to his subversive visions. A sort of queer version of the Twilight Zone mixed with a soap opera shot under substances, this first hyper-stylized and deeply original feature film, is a reflection on the star system’s celebration syndrome and the pursuit of self-acceptance in a judgmental society.