Shorts: In Between Seasons

The Garden Cinema

22 April

Saturday

2:00pm

Spring, summer, autumn and winter: each new season marks a beginning, an act of trans-formation, signalling the everchanging fluidity of nature. In this programme, whether trapped in psychological minds or physical bodies, each protagonist discovers a way to escape from reality, and embark on a personal journey of finding the past or envisioning the future. These films centre on the theme of metamorphosis, piecing together a multifaceted recollection of queer memories and futures. 

Total Running Time: 84min 


Boy Queen

This short documentary follows Agyip, a 19-year-old who works as a hotel receptionist by day, but blooms into his drag alter egoViolet Katy’ at night. Together with his friend, they are determined to live life as their true selves, despite the societal pressures they face. 

Sai Nyi Min Htut | Myanmar, Germany | 2021 | 19min 


Seance of the Past 

A person spends most of their life mourning the things they have lost, unable to move on. They frequent a silent but helpful medium, embarking on a spiritual journey where they linger among their past lives. 

Adelaide Sherry | Singapore | 2022 | 9min 


Truthless 

Stand-up comedian Lady Lin revisits her hometown after her mother’s death and confronts the lies her family spread about her passing, in order to conceal her trans identity. Unable to process her conflicting emotions, her only hope of reconciliation with her family is an onstage act. 

Zhao Badou | China | 2021 | 27min 


Memori Dia 

Triggered by an old family photograph, a young adult named Azka starts to trace back their childhood. While revisiting these long-forgotten memories, Azka discovers unresolved pains they never knew existed. This experience marks the beginning of a journey of profound self-acceptance. 

Asarela Orchidia Dewi | Indonesia, Germany | 2022 | 19min 


Tank Fairy 

The fierce Tank Fairy delivers her magical gas tanks with sass, stilettos and a healthy helping of glitter. When she meets 10-year-old Jojo, a lonely boy who dreams of being a drag queen, the fairy godmother unleashes Jojo’s queer power. 

Erich Rettstadt | Taiwan, US | 2022 | 10min 

 

Additional Information

Programmed and presented in partnership with CinemAsia Film Festival, Amsterdam.