Pink Screens Screenings
21:30
Cinema Nova
Sat 09/11

Normal

Normal
Adele Tulli
2019
70'
Italyvo: it
sub: fren

Girls being made up like princesses, motorbike competitions for very young boys, married couples posing on the beach, young  mothers stretching by their prams... Though everyday shots,  Adèle Tullis depicts scenes of normal/standard and takes apart the question of gender in a territory at the bounds of social comfort and normality.  An hour of kaleidoscopic images painted with quirky and caustic humour, where scenes of daily life go by relfecting submission to the demands of (hetero)normativity in a non-critical way.

 
 
Acting straight
Willem TimmersTofik Dibi
2019
26'
Netherlandsvo: nl
sub: fren

Acting Straight is a short documentary film showcasing “toxic masculinity” within the gay community. Through the eyes of Willem Timmers and Tofik Dibi, viewers experience how much pressure gay men place on themselves, and others, to appear manly. In an effort to break away from alpha male standards, like building a muscular physique, and show no traces of feminity, Acting Straight asks – why are so many men obsessed with masculinity, and what does this mean for those who don’t fit in?

To answer these questions, Willem and Tofik share how they tried to appear manly, and invite others to tell stories of where they fit within such rigid standards of masculinity found in the gay community. Acting Straight brings to light a hard-hitting truth – although “Pride” may be a motto to live by, there’s still a sense of shame for those who are too “feminine.” Within the gay community, there’s a feeling of doing whatever it takes to “fit in,” which includes disregarding queerness.


 

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Cinema Nova

Rue d'Arenberg, 3
1000 Bruxelles