Eye on document
28.10.2022 / 20:15
Director: Bogna Kowalczyk
Producers: Hanka Kastelicová, Jakub Koštál, Katarzyna Kuczyńska, Izabela Łopuch, Tomasz Morawski, Joanna Szymańska, Vratislav Šlajer,
Poland, Czech Republic 2022
Although he knows he is not getting any younger, he is still looking for the love of his life – queer performer Lulla La Polaca is past eighty, but still eager to dance, have fun, love. However, his young soul has to compete with his aging body. What’s it like – to crave something which you can no longer keep up with? To yearn for love, having so little time to find the one? Sticking out like a sore thumb among the elderly, he comes to life when he is among the young who, unfortunately, tend to leave him behind. Lulla doesn’t belong anywhere. Suspended between the past and the future, he reminisces of his former relationship and hopes to start a new one, seeking protection from loneliness in a fantasy world.
Boylesque’s protagonist doesn’t fit any label or generation: he frequents funeral homes and pride parades alike, balls for senior citizens and gay clubs. The oldest Polish drag queen is gracefully navigating a youth-adoring world and Boylesque captures the tender moments with attention and affection.
The screening will be followed by Q&A session with director Bogna Kowalczyk.
Kowalczyk shares how one person’s ability to bring joy to his community inspires strength in others.
Pat Mullen, POV Magazine
Emotional striptease, sophisticated, psychological burlesque.
Agnieszka Pilacińska, Pełna Sala