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Samira Elagoz - Seek Bromance


Length / Year:240', 2021, Italian premiere
Direction and concept:Samira Elagoz
In collaboration with:Cade Moga
Film footage created by:Samira Elagoz e Cade Moga
Advisors:Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens
Edited by:Samira Elagoz
Dramaturgy:Samira Elagoz
Extra editing advice:Otto Rissanen, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole, Jessica Jeffrey, Michael Scerbo
Advice during filming:Jeanette Groenendaal
Script advice:Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand,Valerie Cole
Production:SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Co-production:Frascati Amsterdam, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Brussels, Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Finish Cultural Institute Benelux, Arsenic-Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne
Management and distribution:Something Great
With the support of:Fonds Podiumkunsten NL, Koneen Säätiö FI, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds NL, Ammodo NL
Note:The performance is suitable for an adult audience

Description

Seek Bromance is a trans romance situated at the end of the world somewhere between Insta-reality and Sci-Fi dystopia. It shows a relationship between two transmasculines who met during the beginning of the pandemic, who both have a history of performing extremely feminine characters but who have very different attitudes as to what masculinity can be. The images that Samira Elagoz captures with his collaborator, Brazilian artist Cade Moga, document their relation, from the moment they first met to their final breakup.

“I set out to edit a work that I needed to see while struggling with my gender. A trans work where it’s not about educating cis people, or justifying our existence or being shiny positive examples, but a real story, where the trans protagonists are complex and troubled, progressive and admirable, problematic and relatable. Where they are rebels, lovers and creators.”


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