The programme for Thursday the 25th – The homage to Ira Sachs and the medley by Erika Lust

In Torino at the Cinema Massimo – MNC the oldest festival in Europe and third oldest in the whole world about LGBTQI (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, queer and itersexuals) directed by Irene Dionisio and with Giovanni Minerba's artistic advisory, founder of the festival with Ottavio Mai.  

The day will start with an encounter between Alba Rohrwacher and Piera De Tassis at 11.00amat Cinema Massimo (sala Soldati) for the event Fronte del Corpo that saw in the past few years intellectuals and actors debating on themes about female representation in the show business. 

Special guests, Ira Sachs and Erika Lust. The first one will be present at 4.15pm in Sala Soldati, for the screening of The Delta (USA, 1996, 85'). The history of an eighteen years old that discovers his homosexuality.

At 10,30pm in Sala Soldati Erika Lust, one of the most known director of erotic films worldwide, she will meet the public in occasion of the screening one of her selected films: A Blowjob Is Always a Great Last-Minute IdeaMadly In Love With My BestfriendFemale Pleasure CircleHot Power CoupleI Wish I Was a Lesbian and Gender Bender.

At 2,30pm, in Sala Cabiria, the second screening of carte blanche by Giovanni MinerbaTucked by Jamie Patterson(USA, 2018, 80'), the history of the Drag Queen Jackie Collins that thanks to her friendship with a drag queen on the rise and thanks to growing relationship with her daughter, she will finds herself living the life that remains in a hectic way.

Still in Sala Cabiria, at 6,15pm, José by Li Cheng (Guatemala, 2018, 85'), the first screening part of the Focus Pride, in collaboration with Coordinamento Torino Pride. Angela Mazzoccoli will talk in dialogue with the editorialist Simone Alliva. Two special events: at 8,15pm in Sala Rondolino, appointment cured by Salone del libroTJFFandango Libriand Lovers Film Festival, in collaboration with Distretto CinemaArcy Gay and "CRACK"Lovers Words Session, a literary night (protagonists two books by two LGBTQI authors: Giacomo Cardaciand Federica Tuzi) following with the screening of Wild Nights with Emily (USA, 2018, 84') by Madeleine Olnek, a dramatic comedy with Molly Shannoninterpreting Emily Dickinson. At 8,30pm in sala Soldati For Your Rights, with L'unione falla forse (Italy, 2019, 107') by Fabio Leli, a denuncing documentary that talks about the concept of homophobia simultaneously to same sex marriages, the director will be present at the screening.

The competitions are also starting: Future Lovers, All the Lovers, Real Lovers and Irregular Lovers. 

From 2pm until late in the evening a sequence of screening of feature films, short films and documentaries competing.



The Lovers Film Festival Torino LGBTQI Visions from 2005 is integrated in the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Torino and takes place with the contribution of MiBAC– General Direction Cinema, Regione Piemonteand Comune di Torino