Title: Hideous
Direction: Yann Gonzalez
Cast: Oliver Sim, Fehinti Balogun, Kate Moran, César Vicente, Bimini, Jamie xx, Jimmy Somerville
Production: Friend (Luke Tierney), Young (Simon Guzylack)
Distribution: Friend
Genre: Dramedy
Duration: 22’
Country: United Kingdom, France
Year: 2022
O.V. in English. Subtitles in Spanish

Festivals: Bristol (shorts and animation films) Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand (shorts), Copenhagen (LGTBI), Guanajuato, Lisboa (queer cinema), Los Angeles (LGTBI), Madrid (independent cinema), Melbourne, Paris (LGTBI), Montreal (fantasy cinema), Vigo (horror cinema), Vila do Conde (shorts)

First showing in Barcelona

Popstar Oliver Sim is the main guest of a talk-show that soon slides into a surreal journey of love, shame and blood. A three-part musical short. In this romantic, queer musical, Yann Gonzalez directs the singer as he faces his inspirations and demons. A stirring tribute to B films, VHS tapes and 70s-80s short-film-like video clips. In Hideous nostalgia, dreams and monsters run wild on film. Gore, disco balls, an imaginary TV set and celebrity guest-stars, such as drag queen Bimini Bon Boulash and singer Jimmy Somerville.