Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever feature documentary celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The all male, comic ballet company was founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York’s Stonewall riots and and has a diverse cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, intimate character-driven stories, and amazing dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing — but an act of rebellion in a tutu.
In a deserted yet wild and beautiful landscape Astrid, a young artist, works on a piece of land-art. Days pass by and her loneliness becomes stifling, until one day she meets the geologist Emily. Quickly they form a deep connection. Far away from the real world they can fantasize, dream and philosophize carelessly; their lives seem temporarily idyllic.
Hard Lines, by oellinger/rainer with Stefan Wirnsperger, Österreich 2015, 2 min
Hard Lines is a porn movie that satisfies feminist, queer and heterosexual desires without repeating common clichés while being fair trade – without underpaid protagonists with huge breasts, french manicure and brazilian waxing.
Etage X, by Francy Fabritz, Deutschland 2016, 14min
Eine zufällige Begegnung im Aufzug eines Einkaufszentrums bringt zwei ältere Frauen an ihre Grenzen und zwingt sie zum Improvisieren, als der Aufzug stecken bleibt.
Feedback (Larsen), by Margot Gallimard, Frankreich 2017, 30 min
Maude and Clothilde have been together for several years, when Maude suddenly loses her hearing. Cut off from the world, she tries to get closer to Clothilde who constantly avoids her. It’s a journey towards the other.
We are all made of stars, by Eduardo Menz, Kanada 2016, 6 min
From the comical, non-violent, slightly erotic to the downright inexplicable, a short film about bruises.
Blind Sex, by Sarah Santamaria-Mertnes, Frankreich 2017, 30min
At the end of the summer holiday, Louise, blind since birth, is smothered between her mother and her sister. After getting lost in the forest, a chance encounter on a naturist campsite will upset her habits.