Queens (Switzerland)

Queens

Youssef Youssef
2020, Switzerland, 31′
World premiere
National Competition

The queens Amber la Garce and Moon are getting ready for another big night out. They put on their make-up and clothes while chatting and gossiping. On the way to the club they argue a lot and almost clash with a bunch of boys. Youssef Youssef composes a finetuned character study about gender that echoes elements of Cassavetes and even film noir.

The queens Amber la Garce and Moon are getting ready for another big night out. They carefully put on their make-up and glamorous clothes while chatting and gossiping unrelentingly. They have a great night ahead in the club and want to look as fantastic and bombastic as possible. While they chit-chat away, Amber and Moon discover some secrets they did not previously share with each other and this leads to a furious confrontation. They almost split when a bunch of drunks begin to provoke them. The two friends stand as one and rebuke the macho bunch. The drunkards retreat while Amber's and Moon's laughter echoes in the streets. The night is still young and the club awaits. Youssef Youssef composes a fine-tuned character study about gender that echoes elements of Cassavetes and film noir. The immersive approach allows an extraordinary close-up guerrilla style portrait that is as warm and confrontational as it is political. A film that blurs in an extremely creative way the boundaries between documentary and autofiction.

Giona A. Nazzaro

Language(s):  French, English
Subtitles:  French, English
VdR edition:  2020

Production

Wadimoff Nicolas

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