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24 September 2022
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

A true operatic melodrama infused with 80s-inspired post-trash hauntology and VR/AI aesthetics, this film creates a kaleidoscopic take on political purity, alternative histories and institutional critique. When the first gay prime minister of Greece struggles to carry the legacy of LGBTQ+ history at a time of post-truth alt-right dystopia, cyberpunk queer pirates rise up against rainbow homo-capitalist normies.

This work is dedicated to the real memory of Zak Kostopoulos/Zackie Oh, a queer performer and activist, murdered in 2018 in the centre of Athens.

dir. Fil Ieropoulos | Greece 2021 | 111'

sung in Greek with English subtitles

CW: discussion of homophobic abuse, murder

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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