International competition

Blue Boy

Manuel Abramovich

2019GermanyArgentina18 minColour

What are you up to tonight? Do you want me? We could have fun together… Seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations.

Manuel Abramovich (born in Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker and director of photography. Combining observation and staging, he calls into question the norms of what is considered “documentary cinema”. His films have been shown at leading festivals (Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, San Sebastián, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI) and have received numerous awards. 

  • PRODUCTION : Manuel Abramovich