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My Own Private Hell


The dark and strange story of a sailor, a landlady, two gangsters and a rabbit.


Dir Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes
Prod Amanda Pontes, Caroline Louise
Scr Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes, Rafael Martins
With Yuri Yamamoto, Demick Lopes, Samya De Lavor
Sales Daniel Queiroz

The Little Hell club is run by the steely and uncompromising Deusimar. Ageing and feeling unlovely, she nevertheless provides a warm and dark space for individuals society has cast out. Basic manners and payment for labour vanished from this place some time ago, along with any profits or talent. So, who should walk in one day if not a handsome sailor? Both he and Deusimar fall in love and dream of a better life, but things are complicated by government contractors determined to buy the club and shut it down. On top of that, the sailor fails to pay his debts, landing himself and the club in deeper trouble. Deusimar faces a decision – to give up her familiar slice of hell and leap into the unknown. A truly queer lo-fi adventure, My Own Private Hell blends the heart-breaking with the absurd.

Jay Bernard

Additional information

The introduction/Q&A will be BSL interpreted at the screening on Sat 24 March.

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Guto Parente, Director-Screenwriter

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

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