CRYPSIS

By Christopher MCGILL

BFI FLARE - as FEST

LGBT - Completed 2019


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BFI Flare 2021
Bodies - Shorts
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • LGBT
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 9 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christopher MCGILL
    • Producer(s)
    • Siobhan FAHEY
    • Synopsis
    • A gay asylum seeker journeys into a queer underground club to get the evidence he needs to prove his sexuality to the authorities. Instead he relives his traumatic past on the dancefloor. Synopsis: After fleeing for his life, a gay refugee files for asylum in Scotland. Lacking evidence, he decides to photograph himself in the dark techno world of a queer underground scene. Based on accounts of real-life African LGBT refugees and the challenges they face during the asylum process, Crypsis is a raw depiction of a grim reality obscured by vitriolic public debate about refugees and the broken system that surrounds them.