From Rosa to Simon - Feminist Film Festival to Take Place in Tbilisi
Films from the 2020 edition of the feminist film festival FROM ROSA TO SIMONE tell us about love stories between women, in various countries, epochs and political systems.
Women love Women – friendly, platonically, passionately, with hope, without hope, with joy, with fear, secretly, and loudly. The relationships develop where the surroundings do not acknowledge or do ignore them.
Nevertheless, Women love Women, as it has been since ancient times.
Festival will open with a documentary portrait of Donna Haraway, a remarkable feminist philosopher, and primatologist, who once again celebrates the existence of all fantastic creatures and their symbiotic and ever-transforming relationships, and once again reminds us of the magical power and of the importance of Storytelling.
6th of March
19:00 – Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival 81’ | Fabrizio Terravona | Documentary | 2016 | Belgium
* Speech by Alexandra Aroshvili and Discussion around the film.
7th of March
12:00 – Another Way | 102’ | Karoly Makk | 1982 | Hungary
Presentation is held by Nino Gogua, a filmmaker.
15:00-18:00 – A workshop lead by Feminist and Queer theory lecturer and researcher Galina Yarmanova
“Theorizing (post) Soviet Sexualities: Queer Archival Work and Filmmaking as Research Tools”
*Number of the workshop participants are restricted maximum to 15 persons. Please fill out the registration form by 5th of March:
8th of March
16:00 - Comets | 70’ | Tamar Shavgulidze | 2019 | Georgia
18:00 – Wonderful Years | 10’ | Svetlana Shymko & Galina Yarmanova | 2019 | Ukraine
* The Screening will be followed with a Q&A and discussion, during which Galina Yarmanova will tell us more about their queer research project.
19:00 – Portrait of a Lady on Fire | 122’ |Céline Sciamma | 2019 | France
All films will be screened with Georgian Subtitles (Except Georgian film Comets which will be screened with English subtitles)
Festival is being organized by Women's Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG)