Portrait of a Lady on Fire – SA Premiere plus Queer Short Film Festival
The Capri is very proud to host a night of queer films as part of the Feast Festival celebrations. The first half of the evening will be a collection of short films curated by Queer Screen, followed by the South Australian premiere of Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse’s last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.
6:00pm – BAR OPEN
6:30pm – QUEER SCREEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
8:00pm – INTERVAL
8:20pm – PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Our MC for the evening will be Dr Stuart Richards, Lecturer in Screen Studies at UniSA and author of The Queer Film Festival: Popcorn & Politics.
Malik – 15 mins – France – Directed by Ori Aharon – 15+
Tonight, Malik has decided to flee his ghetto. He had everything planned. Except that Walid, his big brother, with all his ‘gang’, are looking for him everywhere.
Staying the Night – 7 mins – Australia – Directed by Joshua Lundberg – 15+
Jake Sneaks in his boyfriend Max while his single Mum is out for the night. Things take a turn when Max tries to sneak back out.
Miller & Son – 21 mins – USA – Directed by Asher Jelinsky – 15+
A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalised life.
Are We Good Parents? – 9 mins – USA – Directed by Bola Ogun – 15+
When Lauren and Bill’s 14-year-old daughter says she’s going to her first dance with her classmate Ryan, they question their preconceived notions of her sexuality and their openness as parents.
Marguerite – 20 mins – Canada – Directed by Marianne Farley - 15+
For several years now Marguerite, a diabetic woman in her seventies, has been getting daily visits from Rachel, her home health nurse. Discovering Rachel’s homosexuality plunges Marguerite into her own unacknowledged desires and unfulfilled longing.
Crocodile – 4 mins – Spain – Directed by Jorge Yudice – 15+
Like every afternoon, Alicia prepares a cup of tea and watches her favourite youtube channel: VictorGaming. Victor, the youtuber, is answering questions from his fans. Alicia has a very important thing to say to him.
Little Potato – 14 mins – USA – Directed by Wes Hurley – 15+
Little Potato is an autobiographical short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union and his mail-order-bride mom.