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Documentaries: Competition Programme

Battle of the Sexes

The Battle of the Sexes tells the story of 'a match that defined a movement' the infamous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in Houston 1973.

Der Kreis (The Circle)

The Circle brings documentary and narrative cinema together to tell the history of the first gay rights organization in Europe and the lives behind it. At the heart of this story is the marvelous romance of two men, Röbi and Ernst, who were not only at the political centre of The Circle but went on to become the first gay men married in Zurich.

Alex & Ali

Alex & Ali tells the story of the epic romance between an American Peace Corps volunteer and an Iranian Muslim who meet in 1960s Tehran and carry on a decade-long love affair only to be abruptly separated by the Islamic Revolution.The film chronicles Alex and Ali's reunion in Istanbul 35 years later. 

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

An intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Framed through a personal lens, it's the story of loss, love, and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy.


Julia tells the fascinating true life tale of a beautiful Lithuanian transexual prostitute living in Berlin, and accompanies her voyage through nearly ten years, thanks to the lens and love of filmmaker J. Jackie Baier.

Regarding Susan Sontag

Regarding Susan Sontag is an intimate study of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Endlessly curious and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political, and feminist icons of her generation.

Documentary: Non-Competition Programme

Excerpts from the collection: Travelling with Tove, Haru, Island of the Solitary and Tove and Tooti in Europe

Wonderful footage of Tove Jansson and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä travelling through Europe and the USA as well as their life on the Island of Haru where they spent many summers together.



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