Mezipatra Queer Film Festival [WEB ARCHIVE 2000--2012] - Katalog filmů

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10. queer filmový festival Mezipatra 2009


Queer osvobozuje od tradič- ního vnímání sexuálních a genderových identit založe- ných na neměnných katego- riích muž / žena, hetero-sexuální / homosexuální.

Katalog filmů

Filmy uváděné na letošním ročníku. Podle čeho jsme filmy vybírali a kdo je hodnotí se dozvíte v sekci O festivalu. Oblíbené filmy si můžete snadno vytisknout nebo je poslat mailem známým a blízkým. Diváci a divačky Mezipater tradičně udělují Diváckou cenu - hlasovat budete moci na webovém speciálu České televize.

This fresh documentary by a duo of young directors takes the viewer on a ride through the uncharted terrain of bisexuality, because “the divide between gay and straight is crumbling”. Along the way, they examine the life stories of a wide range of people – from youths going out with a guy one Friday and a girl the next to the issue of bisexual parenting, and back it with statistical and scientific inputs, to show that bisexuality is not quite the minority it may seem. Despite perhaps asking more questions than for which they offer answers, this is nevertheless a true road movie where the journey itself is the destination.

By The Way

Cohen, through his latest persona, Austrian celebrity wannabe Brüno, pulls no punches in provoking the homophobia within society, putting it on the spot in the most awkward of circumstances. Besides parodying the social fear of anything other than hetero-normative sexuality, he also focuses on many areas of life where gays (and lesbians) are discriminated. A must see.


“Clandestinos” are illegal immigrants, outlaws. Or also as three underage boys, recently escaped from behind bars: the rough and cunning Xabi, forever calling a switched off phone, the Mexican Joel, whose only thoughts are of making love to his new girlfriend and Driss, game for anything except a return to Morocco. A quite unusual gay film about why one should become an ETA terrorist, how to blow up a half-ton flagpole and maybe even where to find an unexpected romance.


An exceptional documentary about film director Derek Jarman, whose retrospective is shown at this year's edition of Mezipatra. It is based on the elegy by Academy Award winning actress and his long-time muse Tilda Swinton “Letter to an Angel”, combining her narration, a very frank late interview with the director already dying of AIDS and rare exhibits of his art. Derek gives us a unique, personal portrait of an extraordinary man and artist, as well as a testimony of decades of queer life in England.


Thanks in large part to Gus Van Sant’s film, the world now knows who Harvey Milk was. A riveting documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk, is the story of a gay activist and politician made six years after Milk was murdered. It won an Oscar and created an international sensation. Remarkable archival footage presents the real hero, whom Czech audiences became familiar with through Sean Penn’s performance. Rob Epstein, the film’s director, went on to make two more key documentaries “The Celluloid Closet” and “Paragraph 175”.

Doba Harveyho Milka

Laura, Sofía and the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Laura and Sofía can neither live together, nor without the other. An intimate drama about the difficult path to the truth and a singular day following a night of unforeseen passion. Director Sergio Candel propels the lead actresses to excellent dramatic performances and a mesmerizing camera supports the intense atmosphere.

Dva pohledy

In “Edward II”, Jarman freely adapts the work of the same name of Christopher Marlowe, gay enfant terrible of Renaissance theatre; spiking it with topical political content. The plot unfolds in a minimalist setting of bare walls; focusing our attention on the excellent performances of the actors and avant-garde costumes. Young English king Edward II has Piers Gaveston as both his advisor and lover. This fact evokes the displeasure of Edward’s wife Isabelle (mesmeric Tilda Swinton), who manipulates the noble Mortimer to remove Edward from the throne. An unforgettable film.

Edward II.

It is not possible to write an opera about saints, when the main characters don’t die. Therefore Gertrude Stein, avant-garde writer and lesbian icon, is ill-tempered. This time, her heroes are Zackie Achmat from South Africa, for refusing to take anti-retroviral medicine until it’s available to everybody and Canadian pharmaceutical industry adversary Tim McCaskell. Both are still alive and combatant in their never-ending AIDS activism. John Greyson’s (Lilie, Proteus) documentary style atonal opera serves as both a lesson in recent history as well as pure cine-film experience.


Jérôme, a young Parisian, after breaking up with his boyfriend decides to go to where the sun always shines - Los Angeles. There he meets many bizarre characters, immerses himself in their colourful, crazy world, and tries his luck at becoming an actor. His relationships are casual and fleeting affairs, as he’s unable to leave memories of Paris and his former boyfriend behind. This beautiful and very intimate film about the difficulty of coping with the loss of a partner is inspired by Godard’s poetics and wittily mocks the Hollywood cliché.

Hollywood, je t'aime

What does it mean to be male and gay? How does gay masculinity manifest itself? How is our view of masculinity changing, both over time and geographically? Hear from a rugby player, policeman, cowboy, and effeminate boy as well as from experts in the fields of history, psychology and sociology as they try to answer these questions. The documentary looks at stereotypes and tracks the way gay men are perceived by their surroundings and how they see themselves. A film for all men and those interested in men.

Butch Factor

Set of lesbian short films

  • Mindbender
  • A Soft Place
  • Ramona’s New Dresser
  • The Girl Bunnies
  • Dancing to Happiness
  • Pages of a Girl
  • SH/E
  • At Home (or Love as Well)

Delicate spaces of women

Set of short documentary films

  • The Rise of Leatherman
  • Excuse Me, What's Queever?
  • Homo Baby Boom
  • Roma Boys
  • I Am Who I Am
  • Busted

Vzestup kožeňáků

Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, Pedro turns to his friends for guidance as he and 9-year-old Bernardo begin to forge a household together. Bear Cub is a movie about gay people that unexpectedly have to open their lives to the world of straight culture.


Marina is going through an over-30 life crisis. Her relationship with her girlfriend, Romy, seems fine, but appearances can be tricky. When Marina looks around, at her friends and exes, she feels that everyone is more successful than her and a better lover. Yet the truth is never that simple. We all have our own problems and crises. The film offers a unique look into the contemporary lesbian life in London. It is a philosophical comedy about the meaning of life and relationships and an unusual survey of love.

Miluji tě?

Mona has just got hold of a brilliant moped that only cost a tenner. No engine but still dirt-cheap. She lives with her brother, Phil, who used to run a pub before he found God and poured away all the booze. Tamsin is rich, spoilt and trying to live a life of seductive decadence. Mona and Tamsin meet on the moors, above their quiet Yorkshire village and begin an intense, unlikely friendship. As the lives of the three characters converge, a sexually charged struggle between good and evil leads to a dramatic and shocking climax.

Moje léto lásky

Nuno is an employee of a factory and a boyfriend of his colleague Melanie. But for a fee and under the name of Miguel — Melanie, who is often mistaken for a man because of her style and behavior, hired him to please her father and confuse her brother. Miguel is also a charismatic young man who after a chance meeting with a very young Jenny, falls in love with her. Jenny likes Miguel a lot but she has no idea that Miguel is actually Melanie. A tangle of alternative identities that Melanie creates to escape from herself starts to entangle. To Faro is grounded in a carefully built atmosphere and prime performances.

Můj přítel z Fara

Critically acclaimed in Norway, a film on growing up, music and first loves in 1989. The ginger Jarle gets all, he could desire – a friend, a beautiful girl and a band. His world is shaken, when the new boy Yngve comes to his school. Energy and nostalgia, great music from The Cure to Norwegian punk, carelessness and bitterness of adolescence assemble in a story on coming out and inevitable responsibility. Told with authentic strength and lightness, just falling in love with Yngve and this movie.

Muž, který miloval Yngveho

Deeply personal, this provocative documentary captures transgender issues in a very original way. It seeks to clarify what constitutes the masculine identity, and what stereotypes are linked to it. The director is not afraid to experiment with form, and combines half-fictional passages, stormy debate and intimate “diary” confessions on camera in order to answer a question in the most complex way: What does it mean to be Trans? The director’s personal story forms the framework of the movie.

Natruc povídačkám

Emerson, a 13-year-old home-educated boy, lives with his parents in the snowy Canadian countryside. One day Emerson has to quit the idyllic family life and go to a local high school where he develops an unusual relationship with his homosexual teacher Don. The movie accentuates intimacy. We can watch Emerson’s wet dreams, Kaya’s adultery or Don’s sexual adventures. Whole New Thing was awarded on Canadian film festivals for outstanding performance, screenplay and the best Canadian feature. At Mezipatra 2006, the film won both the Audience and Jury Award.

Něco nového

Entertaining and moving, this film is about the joys and sorrows awaiting a lesbian couple, Marion and Lucy, when they decide to have a child. How their parents deal with the situation? How much longer will pregnant Lucy manage to conceal her orientation in front of her colleagues? Will Marion feel neglected? The story focuses on the fragile triangle between the women and a sperm donor, their friend, and shows how much the childbirth can turn their lives inside out.  Will their relationship manage to overcome the test of mutual love and tolerance?

Nový svět

Set of gay short films

  • Amsterdam Diary
  • Heiko
  • On the Bus
  • The Traitor
  • James
  • Chef‘s Letter
  • The Hope
  • Weak Species

Amsterdamský deník

7-year-old Janosch runs away from home. He goes to Dortmund to stay with his mate, skinhead Koma. Janosch soon becomes fascinated by Koma and wants to be just like him. He changes his wardrobe, shaves his head and finds a girlfriend. When he goes to get a tattoo, he meets Zottel, a punk. In the meanwhile, Koma’s secret “fortress” in a closed-down quarry burns down. He’s convinced it was the punks. When he witnesses the first erotic outburst between Janosch and Zottel, he knows what must be done…

Oi! Warning

Married couple Göran and Sven are moving into a satellite village. In a short period of time they are to adopt 1.5 year-old Patrick; therefore, they are preparing cozy and caring home for him. However, by the mistake of bureaucratic machinery 15 year-old Patrick arrives; though having the image of an angel, he is a real hooligan. Occurring situation is a hard test for all involved parties. The movie is a satire on illusory tolerance of Swedish village and effort of certain gays to imitate heterosexual models.

Patrik, věk 1,5

A moving film based on true events. The film tells the story of Pedro Zamora, a young HIV+ gay activist who participated in the 90's reality-show “The Real World”, which sparked debate about the myths and prejudices associated with AIDS. The film focuses on the key moments in Pedro's life, returning to his childhood in Cuba and while on the reality show, including his relationship with his partner, and their subsequent marriage on the show. The script was written by Oscar award winning Dustin Lance Black, author of Milk.


This film, the latest by the living legend of feminist and queer cinema, Monika Treut, premiered at this year's Berlinale. An original tale that narrates the life of the artist Sophie, blended from recollections and the vibrating present and shifting between Hamburg and Taipei, after the murder of her lover. According to Taiwanese tradition, a woman can return from the afterlife as a ghost and punish the living for their sins. A complicated, mysterious and charming romance about inspiration, immortality and passion.


Iška, Karolína and Vendula are 18 and have just graduated from high school. They don't want to lose their friendship and they don't want yet to jettison the freedom that adolescence allows. So, before they go off to real work, they've decided to travel to a farm in Holland. The problems start even before the trip has really begun. Vojta, Iška's younger brother, has managed to join the excursion without being invited and the girls plot a way to lose him as they make their way to the border. Vojta becomes at once a witness and a catalyst for the girls' break-up when they finally realize that they can't stop time.


Pablo has only one year of life left in front of him. He decides to write a diary, to find one last true love and to overcome his pain being caused by AIDS. His desire for extreme experiences leads him into the world of S&M leather clubs, where he comes to understand the relation between pain and delight. The film is an adaptation of the autobiographical novel of Argentine writer Pablo Pérez. In 2005 the movie was awarded with a “Teddy” for the best gay film at the Berlinale International Film Festival and has rightly become a hit of international gay and lesbian film festivals.

Rok bez lásky

Set of short films of FAMU students

  • Dykes Don't Wear High Heels
  • The Mindbender
  • Sometime Somebody
  • Reunion
  • The Hope 
  • The Wedding Dress 
  • Roma Boys

Lesby nenosí vysoké podpadky

After his mother’s death, the 11-year old Scot gets settled in his uncle’s house. He and his partner Eric, a former NHL player, must deal with this incursion to their macho, sports-like and straight-acting life. Scot, who likes musicals, make-up and glitter clothes, is finding his place in this masculine home and gradually breaking down the façade of his temporary fathers. Charming crowd-pleasing comedy about parenthood, bravery and search for balance between ice-hockey and passion for feather boa which enchants by reversing stereotypes and the performance of Noah Bernett as Scot. At Mezipatra 2008, the film won the Audience Award.

Snídaně se Scotem

Planning to travel to Canada, Helen decides to take up English. However, her desire of a long trip is hindered by the need to look after her dying mother, younger brother Sebastian and their dilapidated domicile. She then becomes deeply troubled on discovering that Sebastian is going out with a classmate of his, Juan. But what is the real source of her rancour? This is a story of adolescence and family bonds, which become suppressive when applied too strongly. “To Burn Bridges” represents a mature movie debut for Francisca Franco Alba, a leading director of the Mexican theatre.

Spálit mosty

Transsexualism is not a mental illness. Male and female are not the only exclusively valid gender identities. Pigeonholing is akin to terror. The protagonists of “Binding Words” are radical trans and intersexual activists who regularly challenge “unquestioned” conventional standards and analyze the origins of oppression and repression, which the trans and intersexual community still face. An unsettling movie that shakes preconceptions of gender and sexuality.

Svazujicí slova

We have all had secrets at one time of our lives or another. After her mother’s death, Naomi, reserved and religious, enters a seminary for Jewish women. There she meets the unruly Michelle, contrary to the established norms. Both women are imprisoned in the male dominated world of Judaism. A mysterious French woman, Anouk (Fanny Ardant, of 8 Women) repudiated by society, enters their lives, leaving them forever affected by her secret. Hidden passions, ambition, love and insuppressible guilt within the confines of Jewish teaching.


Neurotic Bree is preparing for a male-to-female sex change operation, set to occur in a couple of days. From the police of New York comes the shocking news that her son Toby, whose very existence had been previously unknown to her, has been arrested for prostitution. After a lengthy deliberation, she goes to get him out but avoids mentioning that she is his father. They drive back to Los Angeles together, experiencing an unexpected and dangerous situation. Felicity Huffman (Desperate housewives) was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Bree.


Set of short documentary films from Czech Television

  • O co tančil Ondrej Nepela
  • Secret Chamber of Vladimír Marek

  • Free entry

Umění a smrt

This new film of João Pedro Rodrigues (Odete, O Fantasma) narrates the story of the aging star of a drag show. Tonia is determined to change her gender, under pressure from her younger friend Rosário. However, her religious convictions hinder her final resolution. Her relationship with the unbalanced youngster is proving to be destructive for her; and on top of that, she discovers that she seriously ill. Not willing to face these problems, she compels Rosário to set out together on a trip to his old home, a place he no longer knows how to find. Lost in the magical woods, adventure unfolds, which neither of them expect. The film’s cinematography is influenced by Rainer Fassbinder’s aesthetics and premiered this year at Cannes.

Umřít jako muž

The film tells the story of an English soldier and his bride, a nurse, during the First World War. Captivating music, War Requiem by Benjamin Britten, plays the major part in this opus almost shorn of dialogues. Very suggestive mosaic of images is accompanied by oppressive music and Wilfred Owens’s verse about the horror of war. Jarman works not only with documentary footage from authentic conflicts (world wars, Vietnam, Angola), but also with intimate, poetic scenes. The result is an impressive anti-war musical film, in which Laurence Olivier appeared in front of the camera for the last time.

Válečné rekviem

“About what one cannot speak, one must remain silent,“ said Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century and a man who exchanged the comforts of one of the wealthiest families in the Austro-Hungarian Empire for a life powered by doubts,  in search of universal principles of language. A very compelling portrait depicts Wittgenstein’s unconventional life and conveys his passion for linguistics, philosophy of thoughts and especially for the possibilities and limitations of language. Visually captivating and thematically provocative, the film is one of Derek Jarman’s last movies.


Many things can be going on with adolescents, but Alex is at an unusual junction. She has to choose whether to be a girl or a boy. Her parents resisted the doctors’ pressure and did not allow them to operate on their child to impose one sex or the other. Alex’s mother would like to have a daughter in future, but her father realizes how much Alex has changed through adolescence. But the hardest decision devolves on Alex who is forced to think about herself under pressure from parents and the village that reveals her “perverse“ secrets. Grand Prix de la Seaming de la Critique in Cannes.


This visually impressive picture deals with the polemic of Christianity, homosexuality and the mortality of man. A sequence of bizarre biblical motifs - Madonna with child fleeing paparazzi, Judas hanged like a piece of property in an advertisement - fades into the cruel story of two amorous youths, who are arrested, humiliated, tortured and finally killed. The movie is a suggestive personal contemplation of the fate of gay minority in the 20th century, shot by Jarman over a period when his AIDS illness was seriously affecting his health.


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Znělka 2009

Mezipatra 2009

  • Diváci: 12 500
  • Projekce: 89
  • Doprovodné akce: 24
  • Filmy: 100
  • Web: 50 500 návštěv
  • Ozvěny: Ostrava, Olomouc, Pardubice, Č.Budějovice

Ocenění 2009