I FILM dell'edizione 2022

Corti 1

Venerdì 23 - Ore 16:30

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DICKS

by ILJA RAUTSI
2021 / Finland / 19’

A woman is fed up with getting dick pics. Things change when she finds a pair of glasses thanks to which she discovers that men are giant phalluses, and they are not happy about that. A cheeky homage to John Carpenter’s They Live, this is a nightmare between horror and comedy, centered around gender issues and a reflection on toxic masculinity.

EYES AND HORNS

by CHAERIN IM
2021 • South Korea • 6′ • Animation

Inspired by Picasso’s Vollard Suite, Chaerin Im creates around the masculinity of the Minotaur a dance that results in a struggle between the masculine and the feminine. A crescendo in which lines blur, boundaries disappear giving birth to a new sexuality.

IMAGINE THE EARTH IS YOUR LOVER

by ANNIE SPRINKLE & BETH STEPHENS
2020 • Olanda • 24’ • Documentary
The One Minutes Series

Twenty-three artists from around the world show and investigate their mad love of the earth and nature through one-minute videos. The result is the manifesto for the Ecosex movement, curated by legendary performer and activist Annie Sprinkle and artist Beth Stephens.

FUDLIAKS! ZERFETZT
DIE GESCHLECHTER!

by JASMIN HAGENDORFER
2021 • Austria • 13’
Fudliaks! Tear the Sexes Apart!

Scientists at the Institute for Gender Normalization make a sensational discovery that will disrupt and uproot the basic science of heteronormativity. A kitschy and explosive mix of science fiction and grotesque comedy against heterocentrism.

WET

by MARIANNE BERGEONNEAU, LAURIANE MONTPERT, MÉLINA MANDON, CLOÉ PEYREBRUNE, ELVIRA TAUSSAC
2021 • France • 6’ • Animation

In a spa, a woman under the spell of a massage surrenders to desire. A warm and moist journey inside a universe of softness and sensuality, to the conquest of the masseur.

CENAS DE UMA VIDA AMOROSA

di MIGUEL AFONSO
2019 • Portogallo • 14’
Scenes of a Love Life

Somewhere between 9 Songs and Scenes from a Marriage, Miguel Alfonso’s work combines the fragments of an intimate love story, immersed in the everyday, of a young couple.

Corti 2

Sabato 24 - Ore 16:30

OB SCENA

by PALOMA ORLANDINI CASTRO
2021/ Argentina / 18’ / Documentary
Ob Scene

“How can we disorganise what we have learnt? How can we abandon the urge to classify, preserving the right to identification?” The director’s voice guides the viewer through this and other inquiries in a dissertation of one’s desires and past, which is anything but aseptic.

MAMAN, IL A QUOI LE CHIEN?

by LOLA LEFEVRE
2021 / France / 7’ / Animation
Mom, What’s Up With the Dog?

Gwen is a young girl who just turned 11. Everything around her – from tv programs to her dog being in heat – seems to push her toward the discovery of her sexuality; everything but her parents, who transform this finding of pleasure into a tender nightmare and a vindication of freedom.

LE FEU AU LAC

by PIERRE MENAHEM
2022 / France /15’
Fire at the Lake

Can a dating app help someone in processing his grief? In Le feu au lac, Félix faces his mother’s sudden death. Here sex is depicted as a union of bodies, portrayed with rare sensitivity. This short film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

RIPRODUZIONE ESPLICITA DI SOGGETTI OSCENI

by EMMA FRAGORZI, VERONICA FRANCHETTI
2022 / Italy / 27’ / Documentary
Explicit Reproduction of Obscene Subjects

She loves him; he loves her, but also those slightly porn films. Everything is normal, but online videos become addictive for Enrico, spiraling him into depression and isolating him from his peers. An explicit confirmation which unmasks the concept of obscenity with simplicity and tenderness.

HOT SPOT

by ANAIS COUET-LANNES
2021 / France / 15’

Pleasure does not follow reason. When Adèle has to face the loss of her parents, she esperiences an everlasting orgasm. A sharp, irresistible comedy that flirts with the grotesque.

Corti 3

Sabato 24 - Ore 16:30

COBWEBS

by DWAM
2020 / France / 15’

In a forest at night a man is blindfolded and tied up by two women. Shibari becomes an act of complete trust and a way to interact with nature.

AU CAS OÙ LE CORPS ÉXULTE

by FLORIAN GENTHIAL
2021 / France / 7’ / Animation
In Case the Body Exults

A young camera operator and a porn actress are shooting a rape scene. When a male actor goes too far, the act of watching and recording becomes a stance that implies responsibilities, turning himself more into an actor than a witness of this decadent system.

SEX SIRENS

by MAX KUTSCHENREUTER, POPPY SANCHEZ
2019 / Netherlands / 26’ / Documentary

A journey inside the Dutch ballroom culture. For the four “Sex Sirens”, being part of this community implies a more conscious outlook regarding what they desire and their sensuality. A colourful documentary following them on this journey of self-exploration, giving the viewer a better understanding of what it means to be a Sex Siren and why these safe spaces are necessary today.

NEXT PICTURE

by CRIS A. BRINGAS
2020 / Philippines / 6’

Empty movie theaters. Ubiquitous sexually explicit messages. Premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, Next Picture reflects on social interactions and on the relationship between images and texts within spaces, scenarios and dynamics in continuous transformation.

THE ZIP OF MY PANTS IS OPEN. LIKE MY HEART

by MARIE LOUISE LEHNER
2021 / Austria / 28’

From masturbation to sexual fantasies about a bartender, from bondage to being attracted to an androgynous girl: Thea’s erotic thoughts follow one another seamlessly. Nevertheless, even inside her imagination, there are obstacles to overcome. A lyric, ironic and grotesque catalogue of sexual practices.

Corti XXX 1

Venerdì 23 - Ore 14:30

HUMAN TIME (PART 1)

by MARCUS QUILLAN
2021 / U.K. / 15’

Nina’s voice narrates her first experiences and sensations with Shibari rope-playing. Together with James, she generates an intricate harmony that encourages you to surrender to the game of emotions.

ORLANDOS

by JULIA RITSCHEL
2021 / Germany / 12’

This film is Julia Ritschel’s debut for her XConfessions saga inspired by Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf, the first English transgender novel. Sulema Vasquez meets her trans lover KAy Garnellen in a long, liberating embrace, moving away from the conservative society that surrounds her.

LA SIESTE

by MICKAËL GLORO
2019 / Belgium / 13’
The Nap

It’s a hot summer afternoon. A young man sleeps naked on his bed when his fantasies come to life, darting directly on his bare skin; until the peak of pleasure.

POSSESSION

by ALTSHIFT
2020 / U.K. / 9’

The altSHIFT duo brings its alternative porn to the 5th edition of the Fish&Chips Festival: in a remote cabin, a nun (Nat Portnoy) releases an ancient love demon that possesses her, unleashing her pleasure. It’s not just a battle between purity and depravity, but also a gradual ascent to God through the body.

2 OR 3 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT HIM

by PAUL STÜMKE, BILLY VEGA, JAMAL PHOENIX
2021 / Germany / 15’

Inside a pornographic set, Jamal Phoenix and Billy Vega generate an alchemy that fluctuates between distance and intimacy, subjectivity and external glance. Produced by feuer.zeug, a project that aspires to enhance the debate on the portrayal of sexuality.

Corti XXX 2

Venerdì 23 - Ore 14:30

FUCK THE FASCISM: EL CRUCE DE DOS MUNDOS

by MARIABASURA PANDEMICXXX, JOSE POUCHUCQ
2020 / Chile / 9’
Fuck the Fascism: the Crossroad of Two Worlds

Terrorismo Teatral Migrante is a Chilean collective led by Maria Basura and Jorge The Obscene which practices “pornovandalism” as a form of political fight. This film is a provocative and uncompromising denunciation of the Selk’nam people genocide.

GIRL GANG

by CHARLIE BENEDETTI
2021 / Spain / 24′

Who said that women can’t play music? Girl Gang proves the opposite: making music is not so different from making love. A lesbo-rock porn film in which even asexuality finds its place. Produced by Erika Lust.

CRAVINGS

by ORI PINCH
2021 / U.S. / 10’

Enter a steamy summer hookup in the afterglow porn Cravings. Starring Mickey Mod and Maxine Holloway — and her beautiful baby bump — this film explores how pregnant people can be sexual beings and horny AF. Viewers get the opportunity to watch a pregnant woman who is confident with her new body, while experiencing pregnancy cravings for food and sex.

WE’RE GOING DOWN

by ALEXANDRE MEDEIROS
2021 / Brazil / 7’

The pleasure of performing, playing with one’s own body and testing its limits. Active for more than two decades in porn cinema, Brazilian director Alexandre Medeiros preserves a proudly dirty style and the bold, passionate look of every true amateur.

DENTATE

by PEQUENO MARGINAL
2021 / Brazil / 15’

Who eats who? Cavities can also be receptive entities, reacting to and actively participating during penetration. The hole eats, the phallus is devoured, swallowed, consumed and savored.

Corti XXX 3

Venerdì 23 - Ore 14:30

WILD GARDEN

by ANTONIO DA SILVA, GRUNDVOLD
2022 / Brazil / 13’

In an abandoned wild garden, water and plants give life to the statue of a naked man. This rebirth brings him close to his ancestors and to the garden he created to explore his sexual desires, which was a haven of peace full of mystery and beauty. A metaphysical space of intimacy for personal fantasies and erotic desires. Into the wilderness he goes hunting to be hunted.

NULLO

by JAN SOLDAT
2021 / Germany / 15’ / Documentary

Norbert gives himself to Jan Soldat’s camera, recounting with intimate satisfaction how and why he castrated himself. A classic “Soldatan” documentary in which identity (and physical) necessities challenge the viewer’s gaze.

WASH ME

by REBECCA STEWART
2021 / Spain / 20’

Wash Me is an intimate and hopeful portrait of a woman re-discovering her body and desire after breast cancer, directed by Rebecca Stewart and starring performers Victoria Rose and Jonte. Based on the director’s own story, this is the first explicit film in history to raise awareness about sex and breast cancer.

GODASSES – PART III:
JAMAL PHOENIX

by EMRE BUSSE
2022 / Germany / 8’ / Documentary

In the last chapter of the GODASSES trilogy, Emre Busse and trans porn talent Jamal Phoenix try to redefine body’s desirability, questioning the hegemonic society’s normative restrictions and the viewers’ ideas.

THE BIRTH OF VENUS

by FOUR CHAMBERS
2021 / U.K. / 13’

A Botticelli made flesh, two artist’s models in the studio sitting for a painting, laid out in the sun. Marble statues draped in sheets, wetness and warm summer air, gold, green grass on skin, the hum of insects.
Beauty for beauty’s sake,
touch for the pleasure of touching.
Pure sensation, a Sappho poem come to life.

THE HOLEY GRAIL

by ETHAN FOLK, TY WARDWELL
2022 / Germany / 5’

It’s trial by goblet for this horny cup-bearer on his first day. Madame is thirsty and he’d better not spill a
drop!

Corti XXX 4

Venerdì 23 - Ore 14:30

THE MULTIVERSE
IN A MOUTHFUCK

by JORGE THE OBSCENE
2019 • Cile • 21′

A metaphysical trip of self-awareness, from the seven principles of Hermeticism to the seven keys to master our lives. (Inspired by true fuckts).

GRACE.

by ABCDE FLASH
2022 / Switzerland / 6’

The menstrual cycle has four phases and abcde Flash has mastered them all. She’s learned to recognize each phase by their needs, weaknesses, and strengths. From the oh-so-draining ovulation (a period of rest) to the absolute mind-fuckery of the luteal phase (social interactions can wait), she arrives at the follicular and menstruation phases, where creativity easily flows (and anything goes!). Grace. is an ode to abcde Flash’s understanding of her menstrual cycle and herself. By accepting each phase for what it is, she’s transformed this never-ending experience of highs and lows into a most reliable routine: a cycle that, like clockwork, she knows she can count on.

FLUIDITÉ

by LA FILLE RENNE, LAURE GIAPPICONI, ELISA MONTEIL
2021 / France / 7’
Genderfluid

“In my dreams, I fuck girls all day long”. This short film is about gender fluidity and desire. Mixing up fantasy and reality, this poetic story focuses on non-binary desire and on the way body and genitals can sometimes struggle to match to our identity and sexual needs. The main character would like to penetrate girls, but he can’t because he has a vulva. The use of a prosthetic penis turns out to be a less exciting experience compared to what he had imagined.

3SOME COLLAGE

by NO PIC NO CHAT
2022 / Poland / 11’

3some Collage attempts to improve the visibility of non-heteronormative people. The film offers an uncompromising depiction of sexuality and combines the different sexual orientations of participants in an unusual way. A gentle, intimate, and even funny story.

HOLE THEORY

by MAHX CAPACITY
2021 / U.S. / 12’

“The hole is not the entry nor the exit, it is the infinite interior, the space which cannot be Seen, only Felt.” Hole expert Ashely Paige (she/her) and expert hole Corey More (they/them) star in this visceral meditation on the gloriousness of holes. With inter-dimensional illustrations by Oona Taper and sound design by Paleo Pony aka Jonah Rosenberg, Hole Theory explores the cosmic unknowability of that which engulfs. “Holes are the original time travel. You’ll come out more yourself than you were when you entered: rearranged, holy, new. Holes make you whole.” Trust us. We know holes.

RITUALS: AN INTIMATE
PORTRAIT OF KALI SUDHRA

by KALI SUDHRA, ALEIX RODÓN
2020 / Spain / 15’ / Documentary

Shot in quarantine during the world pandemic, this explicit documentary invites you into Kali’s home in Barcelona and offers an intimate look on her life behind closed doors. Observe how she connects to herself both sexually and emotionally through daily rituals and immerse yourself in her world as she nourishes the most important erotic relationship she has, the one with herself. From self-pleasure to full moon celebration, this is an intimate portrait of Kali Sudhra.

Lungometraggi fuori concorso

Venerdì 23 - Ore 14:30

REGRA 34

BY JULIA MURAT
2022 • Brazil, France • 100′

OPENING – Thursday 22nd September h. 21.00 @Cinema Massimo – Sala Cabiria
Driven by her feminist ideals and dreaming of using her law degree to change society, the young and brilliant black lawyer Simone is specialized in the defense of ill-treated, raped, abused, and discriminated women. In her private life, after ending a past as a cam girl to pay for her studies, she experiences new erotic practices, alone and with different partners, feeling more and more attracted by the BDSM universe and the connection between violence and eros. Combining the notion of decoloniality with the debate around gender and race, the third feature film of Brazilian director Julia Murat, winner of the Pardo d’oro at the latest Locarno Film Festival, will be premiered in Italy at the Fish&Chips Film Festival.
Italian Premiere

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO!

by RYAN WHITE, ALEX CLAUSEN
2021 / U.S. / 80’ / Documentary

Friday 23rd September h. 20.30 @Cinema Massimo
California, 1980s, the rise and fall of Palm Drive Video. Celebrating fetishes that had never been represented before, that legendary leather porn video company tried to respond to the devastating AIDS epidemic that was tragically affecting the American gay community, by showing – in a bare, sordid and unique style, somewhat between a candid camera and an (involuntary) avant-garde – how extreme sex practices are still possible in an age of social crisis.

THE AFFAIRS OF LIDIA

by BRUCE LABRUCE
2022 • Canada • 95′

Friday 23rd September h. 22.00 @Cinema Massimo
Lidia (Skye Blue) is a model who discovers that her husband (Markus Kage) is having an affair with his friend photographer Sandro (Drew Dixon). Her desire for vengeance soon turns into a carnal lust that finally also involves her best friend (Vanna Bardot) and Sandro’s partner (Sean Ford), in a whirlwind of sexual intercourses and swinging. A pungent comedy of errors, produced by Lust Cinema and set in the vacuous world of fashion, with an all-star cast directed by Bruce LaBruce.
The film will be introduced by Marco Petrilli.

THE CELLULOID BORDELLO

by JULIANA PICCILLO
2019 / U.S. / 85’ / Documentary

Saturday 24th September h. 11.00 @Cinema Massimo
Sex workers and the big screen: a liaison marked by cultural misunderstandings, stereotypes and biases which has been lasting since the dawn of cinema. A universe described with dark hues, dominated by overwhelming, exploitation and despair… but what about those who live such a working condition by choice, what do they think about it? A metacinematic documentary that also tells us something about the society in which we live.
The screening will be followed by a meeting with sex worker Elettra Arazatah and film historian and lecturer Giulia Muggeo on the topic of the portrayal of sex work in the film industry.

LINDA PORN’S SHORT FILMS

EL ABOLICIONISMO ES UNA CUESTIÓN DE CLASE Y RAZA (2018 • Spain • 18′); K Y SU DILDO ANAL (2013 • Spain • 2′); PUTA MESTIZA (2014 • Spain • 10′); TRÁNSITOS (2018 • Spain • 35′)

Saturday 24th September h. 14.30 @Cinema Massimo
Between documentary and video art, this forthcoming selection of short films by Linda Porn reveals her in front of and behind the camera. Among the themes, the rights of sex workers and the denunciation of the violence and the stigma that they suffer. Champion of the post-pornographic genre, Linda’s works stand out for their documentary and Do-It-Yourself style and tell us a lot about her experience as a performer and activist even through direct documentation, never neglecting her militant spirit.
The films will be presented by the director, Linda Porn.

RADIOPORNOPANDA

by MAURO RUSSO ROUGE
2022 • Italia • 81′ • Documentary

Saturday 24th September h. 20.30 @Cinema Massimo
To make a profession out of their passion for sex, Pandina and Pandone, a Piedmontese couple of performers, create a porn web channel on demand called Radiopornopanda. But what does such a choice entail, even at the human and emotional level? What are the consequences of embracing a job which is “not normal”, as they defined it themselves? Mauro Russo Rouge tells us about it with a disenchanted, light and knowing look.
The film will be introduced by director Mauro Russo Rouge and his two protagonists, Pandina and Pandone.

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