Films byTexts by Jean Genet
Jean Genet, 1950, 25’

Jean Genet, enfant terrible of French literature, spent part of his life in captivity. In this voyeuristic visual poem, prisoners, locked in their cells, are also trapped in their homoerotic fantasies. The film was not authorised for public screenings until the mid-seventies.

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Last week, Hungary’s parliament passed a bill for the supposed protection of minors against the “promotion of homosexuality”. Following these worrying reports of censorship, Sabzian would like to highlight some important films where homosexual or queer relationships take centre stage.