Documentary Feature Competition presented by ACE91

Queendom

Gena, a queer artist from a small town in Russia, dresses in otherworldly costumes made from junk and tape, and protests the government on the streets of Moscow. Born and raised on the harsh streets of Magadan, a frigid outpost of the Soviet gulag, Gena is only 21. She stages radical performances in public that become a new form of art and activism. By doing that, she wants to change people’s perception of beauty and queerness and bring attention to the harassment of the LGBTQ+ community. The performances - often dark, strange, evocative, and queer at their core - are a manifestation of Gena’s subconscious. But they come at a price.

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Film Screenings

Mar 11, 2023
6:30pm8:08pm
Mar 12, 2023
2:00pm3:38pm
Mar 17, 2023
3:00pm4:38pm

Credits

Director:

Agniia Galdanova

Producer:

Igor Myakotin, Agniia Galdanova

Cinematographer:

Ruslan Fedotov

Editor:

Vlad Fishez

Principal Cast:

Gena Marvin

Contact

Publicity Contact:

David Magdael
dmagdael@dmagpr.com
213-399-1434

Sales Agent:

Submarine/UTA

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, Experimental, LGBTQ

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

France, United States

Language:

Russian with English Subtitles

Runtime:

98 mins