Soft Lad (2014)

Friday 11 September 2015 - 19:07 to Sunday 20 September 2015 - 19:07
Goethe-Institut, IFI, Arus Pelangi, STT Jakarta

Calling all film enthusiasts! In the spirit of supporting and mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion, British Council Film proudly supports Q! Film Festival again this year. This festival was founded in 2002 by freelance journalists and movie buffs. Taking up queer, gender, human rights and HIV/AIDS theme, it’s the only film festival of its kind in Indonesia. Besides film screenings, the festival will also have exhibitions, literature events, parties, musical performance and meet-the-filmmakers. With the support of local institutes as well as foreign cultural and embassies, Q! Film Festival showcases films from all over the world. 

This year, four British films will be screened:


Lilting is a touching, intimate film about finding the things which bring us together. Set in contemporary London, a Cambodian Chinese mother is mourning the untimely death of her son, when her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger. With no common language they struggle to connect. Gradually, with the help of a translator, they piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly – and find solace in their grief. 

When: Sunday, 12 September, 18:00

Where: Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta, Jl. Proklamasi No. 27, Jakarta Pusat 10320

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When: Saturday, 19 September, 19:30 

Where: Arus Pelangi, Jl. Tebet Dalam IV No.3. Jakarta 12810


On 29 March 2014 same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales. Take a front row seat at one of the first gay weddings which will be an extraordinary ceremony in more ways than one - it's a musical.

Grooms Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor have written and staged their entire wedding as a musical. This extraordinary TV musical is not only a celebration of Benjamin and Nathan’s relationship, but also bears witness to a major step forward for gay rights, with very personal parts of the service interwoven with songs reflecting on the historical journey to this point, tributes to the other gay and lesbian couples around the country getting married at the first opportunity and a reminder of the struggles faced by those in countries where homosexuality is still a crime.

When: Saturday, 19 September, 14:30

Where: Institut Français d'Indonésie (IFI), Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.20, Jakarta Pusat, 10350


A young man involved in a love affair that will change his life forever, whilst his lover wrestles his demons on a journey that will force him to come to terms with his sexuality, leaving lives destroyed in the wake. Love, lust, sexuality and betrayal all play arts in this coming of age story. SOFT LAD is the directorial debut from Leon Lopez, an examination of lust, jealousy and their consequences in contemporary Liverpool.

When: Wednesday, 16 September, 19:00

Where: Institut Français d'Indonésie (IFI), Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 20, Jakarta Pusat, 10350

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When: Friday, 18 September, 18:00

Where: Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta, Jl. Proklamasi No. 27, Jakarta Pusat 10320


A two-part documentary series exploring first-hand how the lives of men and women in different communities across the globe have been impacted by their sexuality. Contemplating his own experience as a gay man in the spotlight, Stephen Fry sets out to discover what lies beneath people’s prejudices and why some people feel so threatened by homosexuality. Trailing North and South America, Africa, Asia and Russia, Stephen meets people working hard to improve the rights of LGBT communities, whilst also confronting those who strongly oppose gay rights. He takes us on this personal journey and allows us to feel his passions and sentiments, but also outlines this global human rights question from an objective standpoint.

When: Saturday, 19 September, 12:00

Where: Goethe-Institut, Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 9-15, Jakarta Pusat 10350

All screenings are for free but limited by seats and you must be 18 years and older to come so make sure you bring your valid ID.

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