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Mr. Gay Syria

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Turkey, Germany, France | 2017 | 88 | R

Mr. Gay Syria

Turkey, Germany, France | 2017 | 88 | R

Synopsis

Two gay Syrian refugees are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul living a double life between his conservative family with a wife and daughter and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives, an answer to their invisibility and a chance to draw attention to the situation of LGBTI community in Syria and the refugee crisis.

 

Festivals:
Sheffield Doc/Fest
IDFA
Chicago International Film Festival – Winner Silver Hugo
Tirana Film Festival – The Best European Documentary
Sarajevo Film Festival – Human Rights Award

 

Languages: Arabic, English
Subtitles: Lithuanian, English

Translated by Julija Gulbinovič

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Director: Ayşe Toprak

Cinematography: Hajo Schomerus, Anne Misselwitz

Editing: Nadia Ben Rachid

Producers: Antoine Simkine, Ekin Calisir, Christine Kiauk

Ayşe Toprak

Filmography:
2019 – Mr. Gay Syria

October 13, 18:30
Skalvija. Vilnius.
QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 13

18:30

Skalvija. Vilnius.

QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 15, 21:15
FC Vingis 4th hall. Vilnius.
QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 15

21:15

FC Vingis 4th hall. Vilnius.

QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 23, 20:00
Šiauliai Country P. Višinskis Public Library. Šiauliai.

October 23

20:00

Šiauliai Country P. Višinskis Public Library. Šiauliai.

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