Festival Spider 2022: Samira Elagoz | SEEK BROMANCE

240 minutes

When still a female artist, the filmmaker Samira Elagoz dedicated years to filming and researching cis men. While his previous works explored cis-men and masculinity from an outside position, his latest cinematic performance, Seek Bromance (2021), changes the vantage point as Elagoz has captured his own transition. The piece is a trans romance situated at the end of the world somewhere between insta-reality and sci-fi dystopia.

It shows a relationship between two transmasculinities who met during the beginning of the pandemic, who both have a history of performing extremely feminine characters but who have very different attitudes as to what masculinity can be. In collaboration with the Brazilian artist Cade Moga, the images shown document their relationship, from the moment they first met to their final breakup, as well as Elagoz’s farewell to his femme identity. This is “a real story,” Elagoz explains, “where the trans protagonists are complex and troubled, progressive and admirable, problematic and relatable. Where they are rebels, lovers, and creators.”

#translives #masculinities #rebels #lovers #creators #comeout #patriarchy is stupid #cinematic performance

direction and concept: Samira Elagoz
in collaboration with: Cade Moga
edited by: Samira Elagoz
advice: Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens
extra advice: Otto Rissanen, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, Michael Scerbo
advice during filming: Jeanette Groenendaal
production: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
management and distribution: Something Great
co-production: Frascati, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Finish Cultural Institute Benelux, Arsenic
supported by: Fonds Podiumkunsten , Koneen Säätiö, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Ammodo
premiere: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA 2022


17. - 18. 06. 2022


21:00 - 1:00


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