June 22 – 30, 2018
Casa Asia collaborates once again with the International Display of Gay and Lesbian Cinema of Barcelona FIRE!! screening the series “East of Eden.” With these four titles displaying the current panorama of Asian films, they join in the need to show the problems of LGTB communities that are often hidden or are deliberately ignored.
The series begins in Pakistan with Unveiled (2016), a story about Maria Toorpakai and her passion for the sport that leads her to challenge her own religious beliefs in order to be a professional squash player. We travel to India with the beautiful White Nights (2015), a lesbian adaptation of the novel by the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky. We journey on to Thailand to understand that love begins with two people, but family can be greater than two, with the magnificent film Fathers (2017). Finally, the series finishes with Dad Is Pretty (2017) that tells of the degree of integration of transsexual women in today’s society. It is a cinematic experience that uses reality as its model. Although it is not always visible, it constitutes our immediate environment, forming part of social life in a global and simultaneously local world, like the one in which we live.
Unveiled | Pakistan | Dir. Erin Heidenreich | 2016 | 76’ | VOSE
Sisak | India | Dir. Faraz Arif Ansari | 2017 | 15’ | VOSE
White Nights | India | Razi Muhammed | 2015 | 131’ | VOSE
Fathers | Thailand | Dir. Palatpol Mingpornpichit | 2017 | 95’ | VOSE
Dad is pretty | Korea | Dir. Kim Seung-Hyeob | 2017 | 92’ | VOSE