• adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez
  • adrian garcia gomez

MIKVEH

a cleansing ceremony for Jewish brides reinterpreted by two married men

MIKVEH

2016 | HD | TRT: 5:30

In this reinterpretation of the mikveh - a purifying ritual bath performed by Jewish brides about to marry - the filmmaker and his husband's immersions are disrupted by a government who refuses to recognize their marriage. While the couple is required, again and again, to prove their relationship legally exists, the mikveh they share helps them overcome unforgiving bureaucracies and return to what truly matters.


SELECTED SCREENINGS | EXHIBITIONS

2016 - 2017 The Yud Video Project, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
2017 MARFICI Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
2017 ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia. Official Selection, International Competition
2017 OpenEyes Filmfest, Marburg, Germany
2017 SQIFF Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
2017 Korea Queer Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
2017 AMOR Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT+, Santiago, Chile
2017 Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017 CineAutopsia, Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá, Colombia
2017 Proceso de Error, Festival Internacional de Video Experimental, Valparaiso, Chile
2017 MUFF Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
2017 Mix México: Festival de Diversidad Sexual en Cine y Video, México DF, México
2017 Moving_Image_Arts International Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
2017 NoiseFloor Festival, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2016 Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia. Official selection, Main Competition