The 2023 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival has awarded the Queer Film Award, of which Anid is a partner, to the Portuguese film by Ary Zara, Um Caroço de Abacate.
Co-produced by Queer Palm in partnership with Titrafilm and têtu ·, the Queer Film Award has been promoting LGBTQI+ projects for the past two years. Clermont-Ferrand FestivalThe reference in the world of short films. For the 2023 edition, it was awarded on Thursday 2 February to the Portuguese film Um Caroço de Abacate (“The Essence of the Lawyer” in French). The movie was directed by Ari Zara Burnt bodyLorient Lagarde’s lesbian film took home an award last year.
Um Caroço de Abacate It depicts the encounter between Larissa, a trans woman, and Claudio, a cis man. They roam the Lisbon night, taming each other, hunting each other, and turning to each other. “What kind of woman do you think I am?”– asks Larissa, while Claudio clearly questions his desire … Far from prejudice, an act described as “carrier of hope for a better future”.
The jury of this 45H Edition – Composed by Hugo Barden, aka Paloma, Winner Drag the Tour de FranceWritten by Jean Costa, Brazilian director, and Rebecca Warrior, musical artist – also made special mention of the short film The fight is over by Arthur Thomas Pavlosky.
The latter is a documentary filmed in Marseille, inside a work office repurposed as a boxing arena. The camera follows the athletes of the Boxe Massilia group, as they are about to enter the ring. “If, Refers to the official summaryThrough this ancient scene of hand-to-hand combat, there was another struggle, more decisive and fundamental?. Like the struggle for our vision…
Image credit: Ari Zara