Science Around Us (2022)
Science Around Us (2022)

ACMI & MQFF present

Stories From the Asia Pacific – Shorts Package


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Sun 20 Nov 2022

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Showcasing queer stories from the Asia Pacific, this collection of short films includes work from India, Pakistan, South Korea and Indonesia.

Please help us celebrate the longstanding partnerships MQFF has nurtured with queer film festivals around the region.

Short films

Science Around Us

Directed by Ariv | Indonesia, Netherlands | 2022 | Drama

Budi is an Indonesian, in-the-closet, prodigal son, living in the Netherlands with a far from ideal relationship with his family. He owns and runs an AirBnB apartment, and after a wild party night, his incoming guests tell him that they are about to arrive in 20 minutes. The apartment is still a big mess and one of the party guests, Henk, is still in Budi’s apartment, high as a kite. The plot thickens when at the same time, Budi receives a call from his brother in Indonesia and tells him that his father is in a hospital and refuses medical treatment. Can Budi deal with everything in 20 minutes?

Dear my Wonnie

Directed by Jooee Kang | South Korea | 2021 | Drama

Jeje finds a place carrying Wonnie who injured his leg.

Keep Punching

Directed by Kirnay Bhatt | India | 2020 | Drama

A closet lesbian boxer from a small Himalayan town inches closer to her dream of representing the nation. But before fighting in the ring to fulfill her dream, she must fight for her freedom outside it.

My Mother's Girlfriend

Directed by Arun Fulara | India | Hindi, Marathi | 2021 | Drama

Renuka and Sadiya, two working-class women in love with each other, enjoy their day out celebrating Renuka's birthday. After a fun-filled day, they head home to spend the night together. But unknown to them, Renuka 's son, Mangesh, is around. My Mother’s Girlfriend is the story of what happens when these two relationships collide.

Happy Marriage

Sana Jafri | Pakistan | 2021 | Drama

A strong-willed transgender woman encourages her long-term boyfriend to get married to a woman of his family’s choosing as his masculinity is questioned by his friends and family.

Event duration

92 mins


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