9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

Playdurizm

Czech Republic, 2020 : Canadian Premiere
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description

When a teenager finds himself caught in a glitchy-glitzy reality with his on-screen male idol, he does all he can to be possessed by this man and ignore the violent clues of how he got there.

Demir wakes up like a blank canvas, with his entire past forgotten and a stranger with a pet pig sharing his new fancy display-style home. But he couldn’t care less about the blackout or the “TVness” of this reality, because the stranger is not strange at all, he is Andrew, a vision of Hollywood holiness embodied in a man, and an unscrupulous auctioneer no less. By accepting the hand of friendship extended by Andrew, Demir does everything he can to be possessed by this man and ignore how he found himself there in the first place.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2020
Other Worlds Film Festival 2020
Fantaspoa 2021
Imagine Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Gem Deger is a self-made multi-media artist born in 1997 in Konak, Turkey. A pop culture and art fanatic, he has shot several home-made short LGBT films and music videos in his homeland before moving to Prague, Czech Republic to work on his debut feature PLAYDURIZM, a provocative take on his generation’s blurred lines between reality and art, the celebrity worship syndrome, and the pursuit of self-acceptance in a censorious society.

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press for Playdurizm

"A truly fascinating trip that ought to be seen to be believed."
- (re)Search My Trash
"PLAYDURIZM by Gem Deger, the 23-year old director-actor who has things to show and tell, is a revelation."
- Romain Le Vern, ChaosRegin.fr

details

LGBTQ+ / Horror / First Feature / Fantasy / Drama / Narrative

English
88 minutes

credits

Director
Gem Deger

Producers
Martin Raiman
Steve Reverand

Screenwriter
Morris Stuttard

Cinematographer
Cedric Larvoire

Cast
Austin Chunn
Gem Deger
Issy Stewart

Official website:
http://www.playdurizm.com

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/playdurizm/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/playdurizm/

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awards

WINNER: Jury Award: Best Narrative Feature

Winner Best Feature Film Jury Prize, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2020

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