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OUTSIDE THE AQUARIUM

OUTSIDE THE AQUARIUM

by Alex Mello

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LANGUAGE: German | SUBTITLES: English


SYNOPSIS


EN:
“Outside the Aquarium” is the new exhibition of protagonist Jonas. In his paintings he portrays his
experiences as a black immigrant and part of the LGBTQIAP+ Community expressing his fears, loneliness and dreams for the future.


DE:
„AUßERHALB DES AQUARIUMS“ ist die neue Ausstellung des Protagonisten Jonas. Auf der Suche nach wahrer Liebe porträtiert er in seinen Bildern Erlebnisse als Schwarzer Immigrant und Teil der LGBTIAP+ Community. Die Werke zeigen seine Ängste, Einsamkeit und Zukunftsträume.


PT:
Enquanto se divide entre a realidade e a fantasia, um artista plástico estrangeiro prepara sua próxima exposição, chamada "FORA DO AQUÁRIO". Em seus quadros, ele procura projetar suas vivencias como LGBTIAP+ negro, revelando seus medos, sonhos e frustrações, enquanto espera o amor.


ES:
"Fuera del Acuario" es el nombre de la nueva exposición de Jonas, el protagonista del cortometraje. En sus pinturas, Jonas retrata sus experiencias como inmigrante negro y miembro de la comunidad LGBTIAP+, expresando sus miedos, soledad y sueños para el futuro.


FR:
« HORS DE L’AQUARIUM » est le titre de la nouvelle exposition de Jonas. À travers ses tableaux, Jonas raconte son expérience d’immigré de couleur et membre de la communauté LGBTIA+. Ses œuvres révèlent ses peurs, sa solitude et ses rêves d’avenir.


PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION


Production Company: Cinemanegro
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


CAST


Alex Mello, Julius Dombrink, Johannes Langolf, Mimi Marcia, Frank Rafael Bosse


MAIN CREDITS


Director: Alex Mello
Screenwriter: Fabio Brandi Torres, Alex Mello
Producer: Alex Mello, Jakob Gehrmann
Director of Photography: Jakob Gehrmann
Sound: Dharmil Halvadia
Editing: Roberta de Lacerda Medina
Sound Editing: Roberta de Lacerda Medina
Music Composer: Mariano Tavares


TECHNICAL DETAILS


Genre: Love - Drama
Sub-genre: LGBTQIA+
Language: German (EN, FR, ES, PT subtitles)
Country of origin: Germany
Year of production: 2021
Total running time: 25 min
Shooting format: 4K
Color type: color
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85
Sound format: Stereo


AWARDS


Cultural / Linguistic Heritage & Identity Award (International Migration & Environmental Film Festival, Canada)
FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
05/2021 Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, Canada
06/2021 Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival, India
07/2021 XVIII OutfestPerú Film Festival LGBTI, Peru
08/2021 KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India
09/2021 Black Reels Film Festival Black Art Action Berlin, Germany
09/2021 Fabulous Independent Film Festival, USA
20/2021 Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bulbul, Brazil
10/2021 Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival, USA
20/2021 Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana, Brazil
11/2021 Thessaloniki International G.L.A.D. Film Festival, Greece
10/2021 Festival de cine Africano de Argentina, Argentina
11/2021 Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, USA
11/2021 Black Alphabet Film Festival, USA
11/2021 FOR RAINBOW - Festival of Cinema and Culture of Sexual and Gender Diversity, Brasil
11/2021 Inshore Film Festival Lagos, Nigeria
12/2021 Santo Domingo Outfits, Dominican Republic
01/2022 III Mocine, Brazil
03/2022 One Earth Awards, India
06/2022 Brazil New Visions Film Fest, Brazil
06/2022 Queerteenth Festival by QPOP, USA
07/2022 Curta o Genero, Brazil
08/2022 Paraguay LesBiGayTrans International Movie Festival, Paraguay
10/2022 L’Afrique Fait Son Cinema, France
10/2022 Tels Quels, Belgium
11/2022 Internacional Queer Film Festival Playa del Carmen, Mexico
12/2022 Human Rights Film Festival Brazil
04/2023 Latino & Native American Film Festival, USA
06/2023 International Migration & Environmental Film Festival, Canada
08/2023 SQUISH, Netherlands
09/2023 Massimadi - Afro LGBTQ+ Film & Arts Festival, Canada


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