Das muss man erst mal aussprechen können

Fiction, 12 minutes
(International title: Some Things Are Hard to Say)

Basti searches for his lost friend (or lover?) Davide, caught between memory and present, navigating a world that is not set up for him to move freely in this melancholy yet hopeful short film. (synopsis by Anoushka Ratnarajah for VQFF)

The main role is performed by Sebastian Hoffman who lives with a mental condition (a form of schizophrenia). The film values his talents as an actor and chooses to not present his condition as a problem.

Written, directed & edited
Produced by Untitled Production, Hilife Cinematography & Modem Studio
Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
World premiere at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2021