I want to remind you this is a personal selection of what I liked the most at PFFB this year. If you wanna dig into the real program, click here. Sadly I saw not many long featurings so this is going to be shorter than Part 1. Here I will mix movies and documentaries, ok? Let’s start.
First on the list: R100 by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Right the opening movie of PFFB 2014 and never better choosen. Surprising with this japanese style in movies where everything can happen, from latex monsters to the most exquisite and balanced compositions on frame. It is a total post production abuse but is not that what makes freaks like me happy? I’m begging for a serial. I can’t be tired of watching this man (and son) BDSM adventures.
I’ve found it complete on Youtube. No any western subtitles, I’m afraid. Here you got the trailer:
Shutter by Godwyn Green
Precious, precise, these are the first words that come to my mind when I think on this movie. But it’s also sweet, pervert, misterious sometimes. Porn should be like this more often. Made with care, thinking not only in the action but in the performers’ chemistry, in light and rythm…sound is PERFECT, for instance. In every scene. We were very lucky and we are very proud that SYLP was screened right before this awesome movie.
Fucking Different XXY
Another great Kristian Petersen compilation of stories about sex and sexuality. It’s more a documentary, a compilation of trans-stories than an explicit movie. I really enjoyed Kay Garnellen scene ( explicit ).
Body of God by Jouni Hokkanen
I didn’t expect at all this kind of documentary at PFFB. It was a very nice surprise. It’s not the first time I watch a documentary like this, I am interested in body modification culture since adolescence, but there is something in this one that leave me a deep impression. For long time I felt guilty as a western woman of stealing things that belong to other cultures like piercing my nose or tattooing my skin with symbols that make me stronger. But the issue is not how much I am stealing from other cultures, the issue is how much my own culture steal from me making my body ‘sacred’ even for my own pleasure and pain, untouchable. In fact I remember many years ago when somebody pierce me for the first time I felt my body was mine, I owned my own flesh, bones, my beauty or my uglyness. This documentary makes a tour through the pioneers of body modification respectfully and beautifully. A must-see for tattoed and pierced people but not only for us. People without any scar can maybe find out with this documentary why we brand, cut, tattoo, pierce our bodies. Body of God is our body.
In trouble with Cathy (entretien avec Cathy) by Amaury Grisel
Cathy, her world, her life, her words, her dogs, her dungeon. A close-up to the daily life of this veteran dominatrix.
No further information about this short documentary but you can follow the author’s blogs here
Love Hard by Gala Vanting
Honestly, I don’t know how to start talking about this documentary. Actually, I have a post that I never published about Gala Vanting’s work the first time I saw it 2 years ago and it’s not complete, it’s a mess. Of course, as english is not my main language it’s more than difficult by now for me to express abstract things like how I feel when I’m watching anything that really means something to me. Something important, something related with my past or present, something I want in the future. Something that just seems delicious, far or close to my own boundaries. I think Gala’s movies make me think on precisely that: how far/close am I from my own boundaries. As a filmmaker, as a performer and sometimes as a lover. So, excuse me Gala -if you are reading this- and everybody but I’m going to continue in spanish.
Love Hard es un documental sobre personas en una relación con otras personas y además con el BDSM. Sus historias son extraordinarias pero también, y sobre todo, lo es la increíble manera de contarlo que tiene Gala Vanting. La completa naturalidad con la que es capaz de presentar la violencia controlada. Es sublime captando los momentos más potentes de una sesión BDSM. El ritmo es perfecto, despacio pero sin lentitud. Estás dentro de la escena por que tu corazón late al mismo tiempo que las personas que estás viendo. En el documental alterna imágenes explícitas con las entrevistas que convierten a los personajes de la película en tus nuevos vecinos, tus próximos amigos, gente a la que quieres volver a ver. Mi total admiración por directorxs como Gala que consiguen comunicar con tanta precisión no sólo su mundo, si no lo que representa para ellxs.
Ok, if you like this post but missed the first one, please go to Porn Film Festival 2014_Part 1. Stay tunned for Porn Film Festival Part 3 (final)