Films that embrace the beauty of diversity
Beauty is changeable, subjective, imperfect and all around us. Like Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Beauty without expression is boring.” That is one thing that is certain, and that is why at this twelfth edition of the festival you will find film that sparkle with beauty. Discover beautiful diversity in identity and love. Continue reading to get a taste of what you can see at Go Short.
Diversity in identity
One of the films screened is Purpleboy (2019) by filmmaker Alexandre Monteiro Siqueira. We see how Oscar is born underground in the garden of his parents. His gender is unknown, but almost everyone in his environment is involved. Young Oscar longs to be recognized as a boy, the question is whether he will also receive that recognition… Purpleboy is an abstract interpretation of a contemporary problem: who determines what your identity is? Is that not the person, in this case, Oscar, himself? It is painful for the viewer to see how during his adventure he is confronted with a society that prefers to put him in a box. A box that he never wanted. After all, aren’t we all beautiful? Regardless of how we identify.
The film Purpleboy is part of the program line ‘EU.9 What I Can’t Put Into Words’