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Check out those selected for the LGBT+ award at the Cannes Film Festival

Queer Palm has Brazilians in the running and on the jury, renowned directors and narratives from around the world

By Eduardo de Assumpção*

The Cannes Festival, in France, began on Tuesday, the 14th, once again as one of the biggest in the world and awarding the Queer Palm, an award that includes films with an LGBT+ theme. There is a Brazilian in the dispute and on the jury (read more here), renowned directors, and queer narratives everywhere. Come check out the selected ones:

My Sunshine, by Hiroshi Okuyama

On a Japanese island, life revolves around the changing seasons. Winter is hockey season at school, but Takuya isn’t too excited about it. His real interest lies in Sakura, a rising figure skating star.

Viet & Nam, by Truong Minh Quý

Deep in the underground coal mines, where danger awaits and darkness prevails, Nam and Viêt, both young miners, cherish fleeting moments, knowing that one of them will soon leave for a new life across the sea.

Baby, by Marcelo Caetano

“Baby is a vibrant portrait of an outsider trying to survive in São Paulo. Romanesque in its narrative, this queer melodrama, sometimes sweet, sometimes tough, is a portrait of a challenging social reality while telling a modern love story.”

Queuer Palm has a Brazilian in the running

La Pampa, by Antoine Chevrollier

Willy and Jojo are childhood friends and never abandon each other. To kill boredom, they train at Pampa, a motocross field. One night, Willy discovers Jojo’s secret

La Mer au loin, by Saïd Hamich Benlarbi

Nour, 27, emigrated illegally to Marseille. With his friends, he lives off drug trafficking and leads a marginal life. But his encounter with Serge, an unpredictable police officer, and his wife Noémie, will turn his life upside down.

Les Reines du drama, by Alexis Langlois

2055. Steevyshady, a hyper-populated YouTuber, tells the story of the incandescent destiny of his idol, pop diva Mimi Madamour, from the height of her fame in 2005 to her descent into hell with a punk singer.

Juliana Rojas is Brazilian on the jury!

Eat The Night, by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel

Pablo and his sister Apolline escape their everyday lives by playing Darknoon, a game they grew up with. One day, Pablo meets Night, to whom he introduces his little games, and moves away from Apolline.

Los Sundays mueren más personas, by Iair Said

David, a 30-something millennial, overweight, homosexual and afraid of flying, returns to his Argentina to attend his uncle’s funeral. There, he will reconnect with his mother, while embarking on a mission through Buenos Aires.

Bird, by Andrea Arnold

At 12 years old, young Bailey lives with her brother Hunter and father Bug, who raises them alone in a slum in north Kent. Bug doesn’t have much time for them and Bailey, approaching puberty, seeks attention and adventure elsewhere.

Emilia Perez, by Jacques Audiard

The film takes place in Mexico and tells about lawyer Rita (Zoe Saldana) who is wasting her professional talent by being part of a low-quality company: instead of serving justice, they just cover up the crimes committed.

Marcello Mio, by Christophe Honoré

Chiara is an actress and daughter of Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve. One summer, she decides to live like her father. She dresses, speaks and breathes like him with such conviction that others start calling her “Marcello”.

Destino Motel, by Karim Aïnouz

Destino Motel, by Karim Aïnouz

Heraldo needs to get rid of a debt and tries to rob a bank, but is not successful in his endeavor. He seeks hiding in a roadside motel, where he meets Dayana.

La Belle de Gaza, by Yolande Zauberman

The film follows the journey of transgender people from Palestine, who flee Gaza to Tel Aviv in order to live freely. The doc captures his perilous journey between these two worlds, offering a rare insight into his struggle for self-assertion.

Les Femmes au balcon, by Noémie Merlant

The film follows three women (Noémie Merlant, Souheila Yacoub and Sanda Codreanu) who, in the midst of a strong heat wave, are trapped in an apartment in Marseille.

Miséricorde, by Alain Guiraudie

The narrative follows Jérémie (Félix Kysyl), a man in his early 30s who returns to his hometown to pay his last thanks to his old boss and village baker.

Vivre, mourir, renaître, by Gaël Morel

Emma loves Sammy, who loves Cyril, who loves her back. What could have been a love story at the end of the last century is destroyed by the arrival of AIDS. Expecting the worst, each character’s fate takes an unexpected turn.

*Eduardo de Assumpção is a journalist and responsible for the blog cinematografiaqueer.blogspot.com

Instagram: @cinematografiaqueer

Twitter: @eduardoirib

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