Films 2018

Game Girls

Runtime:
90.0 min.
Year of Production:
2018
Country:
France/Germany
Director:
Production Company:
Films de Force Majeure
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

Screening at the Festival:

19. 02. 18CineStar 717:00
20. 02. 18Hebbel am Ufer 14:00
21. 02. 18Cubix 717:30
24. 02. 18CineStar 720:00

Skid Row in Los Angeles is the infamous ‘homeless capital’ of the USA. Anyone who is trying to learn the rules of the game and survive here has a really tough time, as the stories of the two protagonists of this film, Teri and Tiahna, reveal. Life for this lesbian couple is a constant round of prison, alcoholism and drug peddling, but there is hope, too. Their biographies are typical for the lives of Afro- American women living on the edge of American society. During a workshop initiated by the filmmaker for women in this community, they address their memories and their traumas and embark on a process of transformation during which they come into view as self- determining subjects rather than as victims. Social protests against homelessness in the neighbourhood, or the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign are just as much a part of their lives as is the matter-of-fact way in which they choose to live as lesbians, or their bitter struggle with the authorities for their own four walls. The film’s intimate, observational camerawork helps tell the story of two women
who manage to escape Skid Row but who are nonetheless bound by the constraints of their environment.

FILMOGRAFIE Alina Skrzeszewska (selection)

2018 Game Girls 

Interview with Alina Skrzeszewska

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