Playback (2019) [Short]

Argentina (MIFF 2020 )
Director: Agustina Comedi

In this Berlinale Teddy Award for Best Short Film winner, La Delpi narrates an elegy to her sisters in Grupo Kalas, a 1980s coterie of drag queens and transgender women from Córdoba, Argentina.

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, a group of drag queens and transgender women glittered up rural Argentina, resisting Catholic and conservative subjugation through flamboyant performances, fabulous frocks and sheer sex appeal. Featuring stunning archival footage of the LGBTQIA+ community at the time, including scenes inside the very basements and theatres where gigs were held, Playback is both celebratory and melancholy in its homage to a found family and lives fought for and lost.

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