Mezipatra 2021

22nd Queer Film Festival Mezipatra

Celebration of life

Celebrating means appreciating the here and now. To push all the worries aside just for a little while, and float with the roaring music of the current moment. It is the time to stop and feel how the body fills with gratitude. The time to share joy, savour meaningful conversation, burn with new passions.

Let’s celebrate youth as well as old age through films, let’s celebrate diversity, the various identities and personal experiences of each of us. Mezipatra will give you the courage to discover those parts of yourselves yet unexplored. It’s because the search for joy is just as important for the heroes of this year’s film program as it is for us.

Barbora Drtílková, Program Coordinator

Saturday

November 20

Saturday November 20 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Mezipatra Brno: Closing + Invisible Ones

Everything ends once, just like this year's 22nd year of the festival. During the gala evening, we will present the audience award to the festival's most successful film, and the charming composer and singer Eva Gadhof will perform. The last film of this year's festival will be Invisible Ones, which will be followed by the final Discofilcky Meziparty at Artbar Druhý Pád. "Les Invisibles" (The Invisible) of the title are a group men and women born between the two world... more...
in French with Czech and English subtitles

Les invisibles

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2012

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115 min

Directed by

Friday

November 19

Friday November 19 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Boy Meets Boy

Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours until his flight home, Johannes offers to help him print his boarding pass. This mundane task leads to a day together wandering the city. The contrasts in their lives and values force each one to confront their own truths. Boys Meet Boys is a feature length mumblecore about the journey of a brief encounter: the mark left by a fleeting moment of joy.
in German and English with Czech and English subtitles

Boy Meets Boy

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2021

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75 min

Directed by

Friday November 19 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

Lola

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... more...
in French with Czech and English subtitles

Lola vers la mer

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2019

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90 min

Directed by

Friday November 19 8:00 PM

Friday November 19 6:30 PM

6:30 PM

Inside the Kaleidoscope

Inside the Kaleidoscope confronts the viewer with the diversity and idiosyncrasy of Austrian queer short film, spanning from performance and conceptual art film of the 1960s, through documentary and experimental film making, to present-day music clips. It is a cele(s)bration of the queer “gaze” heralding nothing less than the end of phallocracy.
Czech and English subtitles

59 min

Friday November 19 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Queer hygge

The journey of queer protagonists doesn’t need to be only hard and thorny: it can be entertaining, surreal, Christmassy. The films in this block are as hygge as wrapping yourself in a warm blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and a cinnamon Danish. And if you cry during the screening, it will be only because you’re truly touched.
Czech and English subtitles

70 min

Thursday

November 18

Thursday November 18 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

Cocoon

Berlin-Kreuzberg is Nora's microcosm. Nora, the silent observer, is always tagging along: At parties, at school, at the pool, on rooftops and in apartments. Nora drifts around the monotonous housing blocks with her big sister and her friends, witnessing events that seem to cross-fade in the summer light. Girls who want to be slim and pretty, boys who say dumb things to provoke or because they are in love. Ruthless smartphone cameras and fragile teenagers. But Nora has her own... more...
in German with Czech and English subtitles

Kokon

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2020

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95 min

Directed by

Thursday November 18 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Jumbo

Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That's when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park's new flagship attraction.
in French with Czech and English subtitles

Jumbo

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2020

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93 min

Directed by

Thursday November 18 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Injection – Explosion – Destruction

A slight horror story about one missed love, a Lynchesque ride fleeing the law, Eleganza ExtravaBunkerGanzza, a candle commercial produced by a computer, and twisted characters like from a midnight film about the consequences of unintended drug use. Enjoy a dose of explosive films that you’ll fall in love with, although they’re a bit weird. Or rather because they’re weird!
Czech and English subtitles

69 min

Wednesday

November 17

Wednesday November 17 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Moneyboys

Fei works illegally as a hustler in order to support his family, yet when he realizes they are willing to accept his money but not his way of life, there is a major breakdown in their relations. Through his relationship to the headstrong Long, Fei seems able to find a new lease on life, but then he encounters Xiaolai, the love of his youth, who confronts him with the guilt of his repressed past.

Wednesday November 17 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

And Then We Danced

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli-gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak-throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.
in Georgian with Czech and English subtitles

And Then We Danced

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2019

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113 min

Directed by

Wednesday November 17 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Instructions for Survival

Alexander's transgender identity means he is obliged to lead a life of secrecy in his home country.
in English, Georgian and Russian with Czech and English subtitles

Instructions for Survival

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2021

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72 min

Directed by

Wednesday November 17 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Delicious Boys

When a boy meets a boy, a wide range of tastes opens. One longs for pure love, another for animalistic sex. Whether you prefer a romantic poem or a buttplug, you can truly stuff yourself. Sometimes, a bitter homophobic aftertaste or rejection cannot be avoided, but it’s a small price to pay for the pleasure of the rich feast. Come and take a bite (sometimes even literally)!
Czech and English subtitles

79 min

Tuesday

November 16

Tuesday November 16 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Why Not You

Known by everybody in his small South Tyrolean home village, the somewhat odd and sensitive Mario loves to dance. Tolerated, but with a critical eye, by his fellow villagers, his true ally is his father. When Mario bumps into his childhood friend Lenz at a village festival, old memories and feelings rise to the surface. Lenz, having left village life behind, now lives as an actor in Rome. When he leaves again, Mario immediately decides to follow him to the... more...
in German and Italian with Czech and English subtitles

Hochwald

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2020

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107 min

Directed by

Tuesday November 16 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

Out of My Shell

Figuring out and accepting one’s gender identity is a challenge every trans person faces. It is difficult, but it can be dealt with in the safety of one’s own room. The protagonists (and one dinosaur) of this block are past this step, and now they must share their desires, fears, and joys with the world. And show they’ll never give up.
Czech and English subtitles

63 min

Tuesday November 16 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

TBH

A shooting at a high school in Brno irrevocably changes the lives of several students. Maja is an activist who live-streamed her fight for survival and now must deal with the resulting sudden internet fame. Unfortunately, she also streamed the awkward moments between the popular Nessa and her boyfriend, floorballist Luky. The consequences of the attack affect not only this trio, but also the attacker himself, whose motive was not as simple as it might seem. And what does the... more...
in Czech with English subtitles

TBH

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2022

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99 min

Tuesday November 16 6:30 PM

6:30 PM

Delicious Boys

When a boy meets a boy, a wide range of tastes opens. One longs for pure love, another for animalistic sex. Whether you prefer a romantic poem or a buttplug, you can truly stuff yourself. Sometimes, a bitter homophobic aftertaste or rejection cannot be avoided, but it’s a small price to pay for the pleasure of the rich feast. Come and take a bite (sometimes even literally)!
Czech subtitles

79 min

Tuesday November 16 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Genderation

20 years after Gendernauts, Monika Treut seeks out the pioneers of the transgender movement back then to find out how their lives and their activism have evolved, how they have grown into their identities and how their energy continues to have an impact today. GENDERATION not only traces altered life plans but also paints an incisive portrait of the United States at the end of the Trump era.
in English with Czech subtitles

Genderation

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2021

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88 min

Directed by

Tuesday November 16 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

First time

The protagonists of this block are insecure, full of yearning, vulnerable, but also brave. With humour as well as gravity, their stories point out the need for understanding and intimacy among people, and to the fact that some secrets are easier when shared.
Czech and English subtitles

83 min

Tuesday November 16 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men's Chorus. After 19 years, Saar has reached out to his conservative Israeli family in an attempt at reconciliation. Now his parents are coming to visit. Who's Gonna Love Me Now? celebrates the triumph of love over hate, of understanding over ignorance... more...
in Hebrew and English with Czech subtitles

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

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2016

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84 min

Tuesday November 16 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men's Chorus. After 19 years, Saar has reached out to his conservative Israeli family in an attempt at reconciliation. Now his parents are coming to visit. Who's Gonna Love Me Now? celebrates the triumph of love over hate, of understanding over ignorance... more...
in Hebrew and English with Czech subtitles

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

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2016

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84 min

Monday

November 15

Monday November 15 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Landlocked

Nick, a chef on the brink of opening his first restaurant, struggles to put his life back together following the loss of his mother. At his wife's urging, he reluctantly reaches out to Briana, his estranged, transgender parent. Seeking closure with both parental relationships, he invites Briana to join him on St. Simons Island, Georgia to scatter his mother's ashes. As they journey across the American Southeast, Nick and Briana must come to terms with the rocky emotional terrain of... more...
in English with Czech subtitles

Landlocked

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2021

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81 min

Directed by

Monday November 15 8:00 PM

in Czech with Czech and English subtitles

Zákon lásky

·

2021

·

89 min

Directed by

Monday November 15 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

Injection – Explosion – Destruction

A slight horror story about one missed love, a Lynchesque ride fleeing the law, Eleganza ExtravaBunkerGanzza, a candle commercial produced by a computer, and twisted characters like from a midnight film about the consequences of unintended drug use. Enjoy a dose of explosive films that you’ll fall in love with, although they’re a bit weird. Or rather because they’re weird!
Czech subtitles

69 min

Monday November 15 6:30 PM

6:30 PM

Delicious Boys

When a boy meets a boy, a wide range of tastes opens. One longs for pure love, another for animalistic sex. Whether you prefer a romantic poem or a buttplug, you can truly stuff yourself. Sometimes, a bitter homophobic aftertaste or rejection cannot be avoided, but it’s a small price to pay for the pleasure of the rich feast. Come and take a bite (sometimes even literally)!
Czech subtitles

79 min

Monday November 15 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Threshold

"Threshold" is an autobiographical documentary made by a mother who follows the gender transition of her adolescent son: between 2016 and 2019 she interviews him addressing the conflicts, certainties and uncertainties that pervade him in a deep search for his identity. At the same time, the mother, revealed through a first-person narration and by her voice behind the camera that talks to her son, also goes through a process of transformation required by the situation that life presents her with by breaking old paradigms, facing fears and dismantling prejudices.
in Portuguese with Czech and English subtitles

Limiar

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2020

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77 min

Directed by

Monday November 15 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Eyes On You

You can look at yourself and at others in many different ways. The girls and women of this block try many things. They put on VR glasses to see a more colourful world; others try to understand the world through pop culture icons. Whether they look through the camera or anything else, the harsh reality always catches up with them nevertheless.
Czech and English subtitles

83 min

Monday November 15 8:30 AM

Czech subtitles

Sunday

November 14

Sunday November 14 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Bliss

In a world where their femininity is considered a commodity, two sex workers fall in love with each other. Together - and yet each on her own - they experience the one moment when happiness seems possible - but their love is threatened by different ideas of life and their own abysses.
in German, English and Italian with Czech and English subtitles

Glück

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2021

·

90 min

Directed by

Sunday November 14 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

TBH

A shooting at a high school in Brno irrevocably changes the lives of several students. Maja is an activist who live-streamed her fight for survival and now must deal with the resulting sudden internet fame. Unfortunately, she also streamed the awkward moments between the popular Nessa and her boyfriend, floorballist Luky. The consequences of the attack affect not only this trio, but also the attacker himself, whose motive was not as simple as it might seem. And what does the... more...
in Czech with Czech and English subtitles

TBH

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2022

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99 min

Sunday November 14 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

The Divide

Two women on the verge of a breakup, in a hospital, are further stressed on the night of a big demonstration by the overwhelmed staff and by angry, injured protestors who land up besieging the building.

Sunday November 14 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Take Whatever You Want

The boundaries of the body and privacy are the most precious things the protagonists of this block have; however, when somebody decides to cross them without consent, they defend themselves with all available means: violence, blackmail, deceit. Let’s explore the dark nooks of nocturnal cities full of drug stupor, moral decay, and omnipresent erotic tension.
Czech and English subtitles

Tuesday

November 9

Tuesday November 9 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Lola

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... more...
in French with Czech subtitles

Lola vers la mer

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2019

·

90 min

Directed by