Blue Boy

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    Blue Boy

    Directed by

    Argentina, Germany

    2019

    19 min

    • English
    • German
    • Italian
    • Romanian

    Documentary

    What are you up to tonight? Do you want me? We could have fun together... Seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations.

    Awards

    • Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) - Berlin IFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Florin
    Razvan
    Stefan
    Mihail
    Marius
    Cinematography
    Manuel Abramovich
    Editing
    Cătălin Cristuţiu
    Production
    MANUEL ABRAMOVICH
    Manuel Abramovich

    Manuel Abramovich

    Argentina

    Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker, film director and director of photography. His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters. Combining observation and staging, he calls into question the norms of what is considered ‘documentary cinema’. He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni. His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI) and have received numerous awards. He has been selected for several fellowships and residencies: Beca Conti (Buenos Aires, 2013) EMARE (European Media Art Residence Exchange 2016 - Halle, Germany), Ikusmira Berriak (San Sebastián 2018). In 2019 he has been awarded with the prestigious fellowship DAAD-Artists-in-Berlin Program. His latest film, BLUE BOY won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.

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