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SOURA Film Festival


We are delighted to host the SOURA FILM FESTIVAL for the first time from 29 September to 2 October, dedicated to queer cinema from the S.W.A.N.A. region.

In its 4th edition, Soura Film Festival celebrates sexual liberation, an ode to affirmation of one’s self and identity, tales of trips to unknown, rogue territories; in other words, it is embracing a dystopian future with everything it has to offer, and with a hunger for discovery and angry manifestos...
Setting up the stage for a future dystopia is not an easy task, but it gives us the opportunity to redecorate as we see fit. Try new ideas. Reshape old ones. Make amends with past regrets. Decide whether we want to learn or not from our mistakes. The stakes are higher, but there’s already nothing to lose.

September 29th - Thursday
19:00 Opening Film – Shall I Compare You To A Summer's Day? (66 min) + Q&A
21:00 Short Film Programme 1 - Bleeding Hearts (78 min) + Q&A

September 30th- Friday
17:00 Mawjoudin Film Programme (81 min)
19:00 Short Film Programme 2 - Shortcuts To Happiness (62 min) + Q&A
21:00 El Houb (102 min)

October 1st – Saturday
15:00 Panel discussion | Takweer: On queering Arab history and pop culture
17:00 Scenes I Imagine | Tea With Adonis  (80 min) + Q&A TBC
19:00 This Is Not Me (71 min)
21:00 Beyond Borders - Ukraine (81 min) + Q&A

October 2nd– Sunday 
15:00 Panel discussion | Queer archive-making as resistance
17:00 Short Film Programme 3 - Requiem for Beirut  (62 min) + Q&A
19:00 Short Film Programme 4 - Of Bodies and Souls (75 min) + Q&A
21:00 Closing Film - Sirens (78 min)

We are part of INDIEKINO CLUB, an association of ten Berlin art house cinemas. On the joint site INDIEKINOCLUB club members can stream selected arthouse and indie films online at their convenience. In addition, they receive discounted admission to all participating cinemas with their ClubCard. Club membership costs €60 per year and can be purchased online or at the cinema box offices.