The programme of Friday the 26th of April - special guest M¥ss Keta and Milk award to Franco Grillini

The Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions is starting, and it lasts until the 28th of April 2019 in Torino, at the Cinema Massimo – MNC.


Special guest of the day is M¥ss Keta, she will be in Sala Cabiria at 10.30 pm for the special event Young Lovers, in dialogue with the collective Motel Farlanini and the Kiki House of Savoia on the book Una donna che conta. A journey to the discovery of one of the queer heroines of the moment and her crew. To follow the screening of Skate Kitchen by Crystal Moselle (USA, 2018, 100') from the selection of the last Sundance: the history of the introverted Camille, whose life intersects with a group of New Yorkers skaters.

The programme offers many other appointments. It starts at 10.00 am at Circolo dei Lettori with Da un altro pianeta: an encounter where Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Viola Lo Moro, Veronica Raimo, Lucia Tralli and Tiziana Triana, moderated by Elsa Cuter, will talk about if it's a utopia to imagine a world where gender differences are not a source of discrimination and violence (in collaboration with DAMS Torino, Sylvia Scarlett Gender Media Lab and Fondazione Circolo dei lettori).

At 11.30 am at Cinema Massimo in sala Soldati Queer Picture Show: presentation of the multimedia and interactive performance that through visual, performing, writing and audio-visual arts will talk about the New Queer Cinema wave. The project belongs to the association Àltera and was born from an idea of Irene Dionisio and Antonio Pizzo.


In sala Soldati at2.15pm, Portraits with Alfredo D'Aloisio in arte (e in politica) Cohen (Italy, 2018, 50') by Andrea Meroni and Enrico Salvatori, present at the screening, that offers the portrait of a great artist. After the film will follow an encounter with Alfredo Cohen: l'arte e la storia in collaboration with Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Progetto Storia dell'Omosessualità.

In sala Cabiria, at 6.00 pm, a new screening also for the Focus Pride, in collaboration with Coordinamento Torino Pride: At The End of the Day by Kevin O'Brien (USA, 2018, 108'), in which a Christian and conservative professor will find himself infiltrated in a gay support group. Will intervene Alessandro Battaglia in dialogue with the columnist Simone Alliva.

Two the main awards of the day: at 4.30 pm in sala Rondolino will be given the Milk award, that the Festival assigns to the personalities that have fought for the rights, to Franco Grillini with a coordinated speech by Simone Alliva.

To follow the screening with the special preview of State of Pride (USA, 2019, 70') by Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman: an anthropological and social journey in the USA, 50 years after the historical insurrection that took place between the night of the 27th and the 28th June of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. At 8.30pm, for the Premio Fuori in Sala Soldati the director Ivan Silvestrini will dialogue with Irene Dioniso, Nicola Lagioia, Angelo Pezzana, Enzo Cucco and Enrico Salvatori in occasion of the screening of his film Come non detto (Italy, 2012, 85'), the history of Mattia's choice: confessing to his parents his homosexuality or telling his fiancée that he is not a gay free as he has always said.

Almost at the same time, at 8.15 pm in Sala Rondolino continue the meetings of Fronte del Corpo, the debate about female representation in the showbusiness, that will have as protagonists Iaia Forte and Michela Murgia. In the same movie theatre at 10.30pm, for the carte blancheby Giovanni Minerba, it's in programme Riotby Jeffrey Walker (Australia, 2018, 105'), the true story of the origin of the gay pride as a manifestation made by parading through the streets. At 10.30pm, in sala Soldati, the homage to Ira Sachs, he will be at the screening of Love Is Strange (USA/Grece/Brasil, 2014, 94'): after 40 years of living together Ben and George can get married with great difficulty.


Throughout the all day will continue the screenings of the 4 competitive selections: Future Lovers, All the Lovers, Real Lovers e Irregular Lovers.


To close a Saturday rich of events, always in sala Soldati at 12.15am Horror Lovers, in collaboration with ToHorror Film Fest and with the media-partnership of Nocturno.



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.