22 - 23 February
Wednesday and Thursday 7pm
Pay attention to the place and time
Wednesday and Thursday 7pm at Cinema Sao Jorge (Avenida da Liberdade, 175)
Film and performance with subtitles in Portuguese
Cinema São Jorge
Length Atenção! 2h10 + intervalo de 15 min. + 90 min.
Direction and concept
In collaboration with
Samira Elagoz & Cade Moga
Film footage created by
Samira Elagoz & Cade Moga
Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens
Otto Rissanen, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole, Jessica Dunn Rovinelli, Michael Scerbo, Daniel Donato.
Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole.
Advice during filming
SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Management and Distribution
Frascati, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Finish Cultural Institute Benelux, Arsenic
Fonds Podiumkunsten , Koneen Säätiö, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Ammodo
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA 2022
Physical Accessibility of Cinema São Jorge
- In front of the cinema, there is a parking space for people with disabilities, immediately next to the Gira bike dock.
- At the main entrance, the cinema access staircase has an access platform for people with reduced mobility.
- The same goes for all public access areas of São Jorge, fully equipped and accessible with platforms, ramps and spaces inside the rooms for these same people.
- There are also accessible toilets on the ground floor.
NOTE BY TBA: TBA was made aware that there is a conflict following an authorship dispute regarding this piece and that Cade Moga doesn’t recognise themselves in the work they co-star in. TBA presents the piece acknowledging the existing disagreement.
Seek Bromance is a cinematic performance showing a transformative relationship between two transmasculines with very different attitudes about what masculinity can be.
Samira Elagoz dedicated years to filming and researching cis men while still a female artist. While his previous works explored cis-men and masculinity in its different forms from an outside position when still identifying as a woman, his latest work Seek Bromance (2021) changes the vantage point as Elagoz captured his own transition.
Seek Bromance is a trans romance happening at the end of the world somewhere between insta-reality and sci-fi dystopia. It shows a relationship between two transmasculines who met during the beginning of the pandemic, who both have a history of performing highly feminine characters but who have very different attitudes as to what masculinity can be. The images that Samira Elagoz captures with his collaborator, Brazilian artist Cade Moga, document their relationship, from the moment they first met to their final breakup. But they also document Elagoz’s long farewell to his femme identity. A painfully beautiful, deserted world, as if a virus had wiped everything out, and they could only be infected by each other. With just a car, some cash, and a supply of testosterone they expose the integral dynamics of masculinity and femininity.
“I set out to edit a work that I needed to see while struggling with my gender. A trans work that is not about educating cis people, or justifying our existence or being shiny positive examples, but a real story, where the trans protagonists are complex and troubled, progressive and admirable, problematic and relatable. Where they are rebels, lovers and creators.”