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Blue Boy

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Directed by Manuel Abramovich
Argentina, Germany, 2019
Documentary, Short, LGBTQ+, Avant-Garde
      Romanian
      English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Young men from all over the world have been meeting at the Blue Boy Bar in Berlin for forty years. There, one after another, seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers take a seat at the bar, look into the camera and listen to themselves talking about their work.

Our take

By watching sex workers listen to their own experiences while staring at us, Blue Boy creates a provocative triangle of power relations between camera, subject, and spectator. Manuel Abramovich plunges us into the complexities of sex trade with an inventive, superbly effective storytelling device.

Brief Encounters

Synopsis

Young men from all over the world have been meeting at the Blue Boy Bar in Berlin for forty years. There, one after another, seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers take a seat at the bar, look into the camera and listen to themselves talking about their work.

Our take

By watching sex workers listen to their own experiences while staring at us, Blue Boy creates a provocative triangle of power relations between camera, subject, and spectator. Manuel Abramovich plunges us into the complexities of sex trade with an inventive, superbly effective storytelling device.

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Blue BoyDirected byManuel Abramovich
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2019 | Winner: Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
2019 | Winner: Best Argentine Short Film

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