International Competition

Loving in Between

Jyoti Mistry / Austria, South Africa / 2023 / 18′ / English | English and Italian subtitles

Between birth and death resides the power to love and live. Political rules, religious orders, social norms and cultural taboos control who we love and how we love. The right to love is controlled and regulated by how we live. But the erotic has the power to emancipate.
With spoken word and archival sources, love is liberated from categories in queer expression and celebrated as the power to change our attitudes toward life and allow others to live their lives without judgment or prejudice.

Animation The Kinetic None, Stephen Galloway, Jano Booysen
Editing Nikki Comninos
Color Correction Alex May
Music Nishlyn Ramanna
Sound design Peter Cornell
Production Süd Nord Film, Blackboard Trust None
Producer Florian Schattauer

Jyoti Mistry

Born in Durban, South Africa, in 1970, she works with film as an interaction between film traditions and installation art. Her films have been shown at festivals including Toronto, Winterthur, Rotterdam and Durban and in exhibitions at Kunsthaus Zürich, Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Kunsthalle Wien. She was an artist-in-residence at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and a member of the international short film jury at the LXVIII Berlinale. She is currently a professor of film at the University of Gothenburg.

May 31 5:00 p.m.
Cinema Intrastevere Hall 1

Rerun June 1 8:30 p.m.
Cinema Intrastevere
Hall 3