Blue Boy

Young men from all over the world have been meeting at the Blue Boy Bar in Berlin for forty years. According to their website, this is where the city’s lonely hearts, business people and tourists go. One after another, several young men take a seat at the bar, look into the camera and listen to themselves. A contract has been settled, the terms are read aloud. It allows the filmmaker to use the interviews as he sees fit. The men are paid for it. The men tell the filmmaker about their job, they are sex workers. As we observe them, a multitude of questions arise. Their eyes are like a mirror of our society.
by Manuel Abramovich
with Florin, Razvan, Stefan, Mihail, Marius
Argentina / Germany 2019 Romanian,  German,  English,  Italian 19’ Colour, 2K DCP World premiere Documentary form

With

  • Florin
  • Razvan
  • Stefan
  • Mihail
  • Marius
  • Rafael
  • Roberto

Crew

DirectorManuel Abramovich
CinematographyManuel Abramovich
EditingCătălin Cristuţiu
Sound DesignFrancisco Pedemonte
Colour CorrectionLuisa Cavanagh
Creative ProducerBogdan Georgescu
ProducerManuel Abramovich
Associate ProducerWerkleitz Center, Halle

Produced by

Manuel Abramovich

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Manuel Abramovich

The filmmaker and cinematographer was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1987. He studied camera at the Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica in Buenos Aires and is an alumnus of the 2012 Berlinale Talents. His short film La Reina (The Queen) screened at over 150 festivals worldwide winning 50 awards and his debut feature film, Solar, premiered at the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente in Buenos Aires; in 2017, Soldado (Soldier) screened in Generation at the Berlinale. He is a fellow of the current DAAD artist-in-residence programme in Berlin.

Filmography

2013 La Reina (The Queen); short film 2014 Las Luces (The Lights); short film 2016 Solar 2017 Soldado (Soldier); Generation · Años Luz (Light Years) 2019 Blue Boy

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

Berlinale Shorts V: The show must go on
Feb 09 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 13 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

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Feb 14 22:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 16 17:00

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 160371

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Queer Mix: Don’t stop me from loving
Feb 10 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Queer Mix: Shadows of the past – exploding lives
Feb 17 16:00

International

Subtitles: English

With 15 minutes intermission

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Screening Shorts: Time Is No Mistake
Feb 14 14:00

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Subtitles: English

Berlinale Talents

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Screening of the award winning films of Berlinale Shorts

Blue Boy | Omarska | Umbra | Rise | Suc de síndria

Feb 17 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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