Farewell to Xulhaz
a short film by Larissa Korporaal
"We need to have high dreams to survive through this bitter reality" - Xulhaz Manan
A poetic film about overcoming depression through art after the murder of a dear friend who was killed because he was 'propagating sinful homosexuality'.
Farewell to Xulhaz is about friendship, murder, depression and how art can reach you when nothing else can.
Even though this is a personal film, it addresses the universal themes of love, depression, resilience and hope."
X-World Short Film Festival
Winner: Best Art-Experimental Short Film
Winner: Outstanding Woman Film Maker
Winner: Best Film poster
"There is a fantastic use of both beautiful imagery and real life footage which compliment each other well.
A visually appealing short that keeps the audience involved."
Largo Film Awards:
Cinema of the World
New Renaissance Film Festival
Nomination: Best LGBT Short (NL)
Nomination: Best Documentary (LGBT)
The BeBop Channel Content Festival
New York 2020