Activism, particularly focused on South America, is one of the strengths of this section this year. In Corpolítica, Pedro Henrique França follows the candidacies of LGBTQI+ individuals in the 2020 Brazil elections, demonstrating the problems they face in a far-right political landscape; Nuestros Cuerpos Son Sus Campos de Batalla, by Isabelle Solas, records the efforts of the trans community in Argentina towards a social re-education.
Also in this section is Soy Niño, a powerful portrait of the transition process of young Chilean Bastian by the hand of his cousin, director Lorena Zilleruelo, presenting us with one of the most precious recent film records about trans children and adolescents.
Also noteworthy: Ardente·x·s, where Patrick Muroni documents the evolution of a women’s and queer people collective whose manifesto proposes to reflect upon, discuss and reformulate the production of pornographic content; and Framing Agnes, with a cast made up exclusively of trans people - such as its director Chase Joynt -, which reconstructs the life of this community in the 50s, in the USA.
Below, the complete list of the eight titles in Competition:
- Ardente·x·s / Fierce: a Porn Revolution, Patrick Muroni (Switzerland, 2022, 96’)
- C'è un Soffio di Vita Soltanto / A Breath of Life, Matteo Butrugno, Daniele Coluccini (Italy, Germany, 2021, 93’)
- Corpolítica / Political Bodies, Pedro Henrique França (Brazil, 2022, 103’)
- Framing Agnes, Chase Joynt (Canada, USA, 2022, 75’)
- Jimmy in Saigon, Peter McDowell (USA, 2022, 89’)
- Magaluf Ghost Town, Miguel Ángel Blanca (Spain, 2021, 93’)
- Nuestros Cuerpos Son Sus Campos de Batalla / Our Bodies Are Your Battlefields, Isabelle Solas (Argentina, France, 2022, 101’)
- Soy Niño, Lorena Zilleruelo (Chile, France, 2022, 62’)