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Fucking Different Tel Aviv

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In the third edition of the anthology of short films, FUCKING DIFFERENT, 16 gay and lesbian filmmakers describe life and love in Tel Aviv. As in previous editions – the first, from Berlin, was screened in the Panorama section in 2005, the second, from New York, was shown in the Panorama in 2007 – lesbian filmmakers were asked to visualise their conceptions and observations of gay eroticism and sexuality, just as, conversely, gay filmmakers were asked to explore lesbian love in the Israeli capital. Filmmakers could choose their own topics, genres and narrative approach but were asked to adhere to a certain length and format. The upshot is a successful mixture of drama, documentary and experimental film on a broad and very entertaining spectrum of topics. The resulting film could easily have been no more than a succession of clichés, prejudices and stereotypical descriptions, but the filmmakers were able to avoid such pitfalls from the outset. The films in this compilation are imaginative, astute and downright sexy. Together they provide an extraordinary insight into female and male sexuality and eroticism.

Germany / Israel 2008, 94 min


Yair Hochner, Avital Barak, Stephanie Abramovich,Elad Zakai, Eran Koblik Kedar, Ricardo Rojstaczer, Nir Ne'Eman, Hila Ben Baruch, Yossi Brauman, Sivan Levy, Eyal Bromberg, Anat Salomon, Sie Gal, November Wanderin, Yasmin Max