Person in avant-garde white costume and makeup in a subway station.



Gena, a Russian queer artist, expresses herself through outlandish costumes. Her public performances attract not only new followers but also aggression from passers-by.

A tall, thin figure in a white costume and high heels stands in the bleak icy landscape of Magadan, the site of a former Soviet gulag and a neglected harbour in the subarctic climate of the Russian Far East. Although in her costumes Gena blends in with the landscape, she’s seen as a thorn in the side of the locals. During her walks through town, she faces both verbal and physical attacks, which she patiently and graciously resists. When radio news announces the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Gena sets out to protest in the streets of Moscow. She continues to spread her message through performance art and becomes the voice of the oppressed Russian LGBTQ+ community.

Kino Pilotů – Cinema Hall A, Donská 168/189, Praha 10

Interpretation into Czech Sign Language Realtime Translation Captioning
Nadiia Ivanova, Moderator
Agniia Galdanova, Director

Lucerna Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 36, Praha 1

Agniia Galdanova, Director
Varya Mikhaylova, Lawyer
Original TitleQueendom
Original LanguageRussian
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginFrance, USA
Length98 min.
Tags Dictatorships, LGBTQ+
Director Agniia Galdanova

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