Summer times: She Male Snails (“Pojktanten”)

Part of: Screenings at Strelka

Date:
23.08.2012
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD

Sweden/Denmark, 2012, 74 min.

Directed by: Ester Martin Bergsmark

A documentary portrait of the transgender artist and writer Eli Levén. Bergsmark and Levén invent a fairy-tale land and a hero who lives there. He can’t call himself a man or a woman, and in order to survive, he must invent a third gender. These daydreams spring out of an endless search for inner balance. The film was influenced by the early works of Derek Jarman.

“She Male Snails” won best director, a people’s choice award, and a special mention at the Göteborg International Film Festival. It was also screened at Outfest and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.