Queer Screens

 Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "O Fantasma"

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LT1 - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

5th February 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Running time: (film) 87 min

Age: 18+

Screening of Joao Pedro Rodrigues's 2000 film

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queens Building
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

Shot almost entirely at night, O Fantasma chronicles a young rubbish collector's descent into a world of increasingly bizarre sexual encounters. Sergio (Ricardo Meneses) spends his days living in a run-down rented room, engaging in anonymous sex and trying to rebuff the advances of his co-worker Fatima (Beatriz Torcato). Unfulfilled by his daily sexcapades, Sergio finally gets turned on by a Tom of Finland-esque motorcyclist (Andre Barbosa), whose physical beauty becomes the source of Sergio's obsession. Sergio stalks him, eventually donning bondage gear and making the motorcyclist his love prisoner. After having his brutish way with his comely captive, Sergio vanishes into the night and prowls the city's landfills in a phantasmic odyssey of sexual dysfunction and cruelty.

Part of Queer Screens, a series of LGBTQ+ films programmed and introduced by Dr Joao Florencio (Art History and Visual Culture).

Free entry. No booking necessary.

Contact: j.florencio@exeter.ac.uk