SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2021
Saturday 23 January 2021 | 3.00 pm
Chile | 2019 | 96 mins
Director: Joanna Reposi Garibaldi
In Spanish with English subtitles
Writer, Visual Artist and pioneer of the Queer movement in Latin America, Pedro Lemebel shook up conservative Chilean society during Pinochet’s dictatorship in the 1980s.
Body, blood and fire were protagonists in his work that he attempted to perpetuate in the last eight years of his life in a film he was never able to see finished. In an intimate and politic journey through his risky performances dealing with homosexuality and Human Rights, “Lemebel” portrays a culmination of yearning immortality.
Winner: Teddy Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2019
Winner: Best Documentary, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2019, Santiago International Film Festival 2019 & Lima Latin American Film Festival 2019.
Highlights the importance of resistance in these times when we see voices from all over the world being silenced.