Too Desi Too Queer 2021
The festival is proud to bring back its super-hit ‘Too Desi Too Queer’ short film programme, exploring the lives, experiences and well being of South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities in the Subcontinent and diaspora, through a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of recent LGBTQIA+ short films.
Directors: Various | Run time: 74 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: Punjabi, Hindi, English, Marathi with English subtitles
Country: India, USA, Pakistan, Canada
Stray Dogs Come out at Night
Director: Hamza Bangash | Run time: 11 mins | Language: Punjabi | Year: 2020 | Country: Pakistan, Canada, UK
Iqbal, a ‘maalishwala‘ by profession, cannot come to terms with his illness. He convinces his uncle to take a day trip to the beach, desperate for respite. The Arabian sea beckons.
Director: Atanu Mukherjee | Run time: 26 mins | Language: Hindi | Year: 2020 | Country: India
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and most importantly independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
Director: Abhijit Suvarna | Run time: 5 mins | Language: – | Year: 2020 | Country: India
A closeted young man’s inner desires are unleashed after a chance encounter with an effeminate person.
Director: Swapnil Pagare | Run time: 6 mins | Language: Marathi| Year: 2020 | Country: India/USA
Manasi’ a poet and ‘Sudha’ a housewife are deeply in love with each other but the restrictions of the society has put chains around their relationships.
I know Her
Director: Fawzia Mirza | Run time: 3 mins | Language: English| Year: 2019 | Country: USA
In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realise that perhaps they have a little too much in common.
Director: Harsh Agarwal, Sumit Pawar | Run time: 23 mins | Language: Hindi, English | Year: 2021 | Country: India
After a chance encounter while on holiday, Kabir and Vaidya’s whirlwind romance is bought crashing down when Kabir has to return home.
In cinema Q&A with special guests
Available online during the festival and in cinemas
Birmingham | MAC
July 2, 2021 7:30 pm