Becoming Male in the Middle Ages (2022), Pedro Neves Marques
Mirene and André, and Carl and Vicente, are both couples in their mid-thirties. While Mirene and André struggle with their fertility, Vicente decides to undergo an experimental procedure, implanting an ovary in his body in the hopes of having a child with Carl. A love drama of speculative undertones, Becoming Male in the Middle Ages is an intimate tale about queer sexuality, bodily autonomy, reproductive desires, and the ghost of normativity.
Pedro Neves Marques (Portugal) is a filmmaker, visual artist, and writer. Their film Tornar-se um homem na Idade Média/Becoming Male in the Middle Ages(2022), world premiere at IFFR 2022 and nominated for a Tiger Short Award, was inspired by their own experiences and conversations about reproductive desires within an LGBTQIA+ context.