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a cleansing ceremony for Jewish brides reinterpreted by two married men


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.


2016 - 2017 The Yud Video Project, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California   [ VIDEO CLIP ]
2016 Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia. Official selection, Main Competition
2017 MARFICI Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
2017 Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, Canada
2017 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Habana, Cuba
2017 FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia. Official Selection, International Competition
2017 OpenEyes Filmfest, Marburg, Germany. Second Prize, Audience Award for Experimental Film
2017 SQIFF Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
2017 FLEXIFF 2002-2022 The First and The Last Experimental International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia. Winner, Special flEXiff Award
2017 LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, Kiev, Ukraine. Official Selection, Experimental Animation and Video Art Program
2017 Asterisco Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France
2017 LesGaiCineMad, Festival Internacional de Cine Lésbico Gai Transexual de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2017 Butter Elbow Animation Festival, Chicago, USA + Taipei, Taiwan
2017 CINETORO Festival Internacional de Experimentación, Toro, Colombia
2017 Festival Mutoscopio, México DF, México
2017 WISFF Wordless International Short Film Festival, Sydney Australia + Qazvin, Iran
2017 Blue Magpie Experimental Film Series, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
2017 RECIFEST Festival de Cinema de Diversidade Sexual e de Gênero, Recife, Brazil
2017 Korea Queer Film Festival, Seoul, Korea. Winner, KQFF CHOICE Award
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
2018 Festival Oodaaq, Rennes + Saint-Malo, France
2018 Rencontres Internationales Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, France
2018 ZINEGOAK, Festival de Cine y Artes Escénicas Gaylesbitrans, Bilbao, Spain. Official Selection, OFF ZINEGOAK
2018 Festival du Film Court d'Angoulême, Angoulême, France
2018 ENEAGRAMA Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental, Córdoba, Argentina
2018 SARNA Festival de artes experimentales, Antofagasta + Calama, Chile
2018 El Ventilador, Festival Internactional de Cine de Animación, Santa Fe, Argentina
2021 Festival Oodaaq, Rennes, France
2022 Otro Amor/Another Love by CinemaAttic, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow and Old St. Pauls, Edinburgh, Scotland
2023 We Begin Again, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, California


"Mikveh" by Simone Dompeyre, Catalogue: 21e Rencontres Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, France, 2018. [ PDF ]
"Adrian Garcia Gomez: Reinterpreting The Mikveh", Scottish Queer International Film Festival Blog, 23 September 2017 [ BLOG ]


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