From Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September the fifth edition of Fish & Chips Film Festival, the international festival of erotic and sexual cinema that this year will offer the public an overview of the world of eroticism, pornography and sexuality with screenings, events and moments of meeting with different guests such as the Mexican artist Lidia Porn, the Turin performer Alyson Borromeo and the sex worker Elettra Arazatah. To open the festival, Thursday 22 Septemberwill be thenational preview of the film that won the Pardo d’Oro at the last Locarno Film Festival, Regra 34 from Julia Murat (cover photo), introduced by Tatiana Leite, producer and founder of the Brazilian production company Bubbles Project.
Films out of competition
Other 7 feature films out of competition they touch on various aspects such as sex in the third and fourth age or stereotypes related to the representation of sex work in cinema. Lust Chance from Elisabetta Calamelaproduced with the contribution of Film Commission Torino Piemonte and presented in absolute previewis an intimate documentary that deals with the still neglected theme of sex in old age, which will be followed by the meeting Old lovers: intimacy and sexuality beyond stereotypes; Pleasure by Ninja Thyberg, already presented at Cannes and Sundance, will be commented by the Turin performer Alyson Borromeo, who will tell the public about her experience in the world of pornography.
And then again: Radiopornopanda,
The short film competition
They punctuate the program 38 short films in competitiondivided into two categories Short XXX And Short: the winners of the Sexjujube.it Award – Best Short Film (500 €) e Best XXX Short Film (€ 500) made ad hoc by Fallopratica; in addition to Audience Awards. As usual, the focus reserved for the most innovative and committed production companies closes, which in this 5th edition will see the protagonist HardWerkwith guests in the room the director and producer Paulita Pappel and the director Rod Wyler. During the evening, the sponsor Bitter Rouge will be present with a tasting corner.
The focus on Linda Porn
Protagonist of this year’s focus and guest of the festival: Linda PornMexican multidisciplinary artist who addresses issues such as transfeminism, sex work, migration, motherhood and post-porn. At the festival he brings his show to Italy for the first time La Lloronabased on the Mexican myth of the same name created in colonial times, in collaboration with the collective Il Colorificio and the activist Valentine aka Fluida Wolf and will present four short films that see her in front of and behind the camera.
The other events
The program of the hall will be accompanied by various occasions to get to know and experiment with eroticism such as the laboratory The pleasure is all oursthe meeting HIV & popcorn – From stigma to proud visibilityon the narrative potential of HIV, the photographic exhibition Couples and the Fish & Chips party Fifth & Filth Party.