20 May European Queer Film Days
In the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the month of Pride, the French Embassy joins forces with the Aleanca LGBT for the European Queer Film Days, presented in Mostra FIRE !!
• Monday 23 May – “Lola vers la Mer” directed by Laurent Micheli
2019 – France, Belgium – Drama – 90 min
Synopsis: Lola, 18 years old, bleach blonde hair, lives in a foster home with Samir, her only friend. Impulsive and lonely, she is trying to get her diploma as a veterinary assistant. When her mother passes away, her father Phillip makes sure that Lola will miss the ceremony. Two years before that, Philip was throwing her out of the family home: at the time, Lola was still Lionel – Philippe is determined to fulfill Catherine’s last wish: to be dispersed to the North Sea, in the dunes of her childhood home. Lola on the other hand is furious against her father, but she will not leave her mother alone in this last journey. So they take off together, both unwilling to share a car but determined to take Catherine home.
In French with English subtitles
With Mya Bollaers, Benoît Magimel, Els Deceukelier…
• Tuesday 24 May – “Los Fuertes” directed by Omar Zúñiga
2019 – Chile – Drama – 98 min
Synopsis: Lucas travels to visit his sister who lives in Niebla, a remote town in southern Chile. Beside the ocean shrouded in the wintry mist, he meets Antonio who works as a boatswain in a local fishing boat. An intense romance blossoms between the two of them, and with it their strength, their independence and their adulthood become immovable with the ebb and flow of the tide.
In Spanish with English subtitles
With Samuel González, Antonio Altamirano, Marcela Salinas…
• Thursday 26 May, “Mario” directed by Marcel Gisler
Followed by a round table with Mr. Joako Ezpeleta, Director of Mostra FIRE and Mrs. Xheni Karaj, Director of Aleanca LGBT
A cocktail will be served in the garden after the round table.
2018 – Switzerland – Drama, Romance – 120 min
Synopsis: Young Swiss soccer player Mario has devoted his entire life to fulfilling his and his fathers dream of becoming an international professional soccer star. All this changes when his club recruits a rising star from Germany Leon Saldo. Now as pressure increases, he is forced to choose between love and happiness and his dreams of success and stardom, a choice that might hunt him until the end of his life.
In German with English subtitles
With Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec…
* Transportation will be available for the return to the centre of Tirana.