desired! - film lust & queer

Dildotettonica per principianti, desired! 2014
(Dir: Slavina, IT 2012)

desired! is the section at our International Women's Film Festival dedicated to the latest movies from the world of lesbian, trans* and queer cinema.

Although queer is often used as a synonym for non-hetero, it is actually a term that defies any specification in terms of identity politics. Queer is self-designation as well as criticism of normative attributions of gender and assignments of desire. Which is why this programme section is designed not to suggest anything specified but rather, with each edition of the festival, to re-explore the positions as to desire, sex and gender currently dealt with in movies and considered relevant.

It is therefore necessary to pose the same questions repeatedly: What is queer cinema today? And which cinematic means render films queer, rebellious and sensual?