Dir. Julia Konarska / UK / 2020 / 13’ / Polish premiere
Director: Julia Konarska
Screenplay: Julia Konarska
Cinematography: Julia Konarska
Editing: Maciej Rotowski, Julia Konarska
Sound: Julia Konarska
Producer: Julia Konarska
Production: Queen Mary University of London
World sales: Julia Konarska
“La Reina” is a short documentary about Edisson Medina aka Paquita De La Torres, a London-based Latina drag queen. In the film, Edisson discusses some common misconceptions about the art of drag and how much performing means to him.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
FICLAPAZ – La Paz International Film Festival, Salto Independent Film Festival, First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
Julia was born and raised in Krakow, Poland. She is a Documentary Film (MA) student at the Queen Mary University in London. In terms of film, she is interested in queer and anti-systemic themes. She has been an activist for several years and is a member of the Make Poland Queer Again collective. “La Reina” is her first self-produced and shot film. Currently she works on two shorts: “Inanimate Objects” and “Be Trans, Do Crime”.