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Pirate Boys

film type experimental documentary Production Country Germany production year 2018 runtime 13' 8"
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) colour colour + b/w sound Stereo screening format languages English dialogue screening format subtitles German, Spanish subtitles
additional screening format dcp additional ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) additional sound Stereo additional screening format languages English dialogue additional screening format subtitles German, Spanish subtitles

Kathy Acker's writing, and a seminal portrait of her taken by intersex photographer Del LaGrace Volcano, provide a lens through which to explore trans subjectivity and the queering of cinema. Pol Merchan's hybrid doc fluidly moves from the documentation of the punk era to a more performative exploration of gender.


Officical Trailer: https://vimeo.com/259856140

director Pol Merchan producer Pol Merchan, Nadja Krüger screenwriter Pol Merchan editor Ginés Olivares Director of Photography Zara Zandieh, Nadja Krüger cast Del LaGrace Volcano, Pol Merchan, Eric Llaveria , Henri Steeg, Ruvel Kovalevsky , Mercedes Povedano , Mat S. composer Manuela Schininá
fsk FSK ab 16 freigegeben festivals Oberhausen, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (2018); Huesca, Huesca International Short Film Festival, Spain (2018); Guanajuato, GIFF - Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, Mexico (2018); Sao Paulo, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil (2018); Berlin, interfilm Berlin, Germany (2018); Barcelona, L (2018); London, London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (2018); Berlin, XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin, Germany (2018); Toronto, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada (2018)
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  • Pol Merchan
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Pol Merchan

Born 1980 in Lleida, Spain;
in 2007, he obtained a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and in 2014 an MA in Art in Context from the Berlin University of Arts;
his work has been seen internationally in numerous art galleries, museums and at international film festivals