By B Ruby Rich
Club Des Femmes are screening A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here as part of our unmissable programme USE UR FINGERS: QUEER SHORTS FROM DIY PUNK TO DIGITAL at the 2023 London Short Film Festival, Saturday 28 Jan, 22.15pm, Rio Cinema. Book ur tickets!
This sexy, unapologetic film is the bastard child of 70s/80s lesbianism, re-imagined for Brazil today. When a dyke elder on a motorcycle meets a gang of young lovelies eager to bring her body back to life, a true movie celebration ensues. Only in Brazil!
Sarmet’s idyll merges the lessons of early US lesbian-feminism with the fabled golden age of Brazilian lesbian culture, creating a movie that rewards desire and believes in happy endings. Taking a cue from Audre Lorde while updating the fantasy for the genderqueer youngsters of today’s Brazil, Sarmet manage to create an olive branch to the past that is also a musical route forward to the future.