By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]


A Short film by Carlos Motta

Production year : 2015

  • Contents

Actresses (2)


Deseos exposes the ways in which medicine, the law, religion, and cultural traditions have shaped hegemonic discourse about gender and the sexual body, through the narrative of two parallel stories. The first story concerns Martina, who lived in Colombia during the late colonial period at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The second concerns a fictional story about Nour, who lived in Beirut at the end of the Ottoman Empire. Both historical documentary and fiction, the film presents an imaginary correspondence between these two women. Separated by a geography, cultures and religions, they must cope with the consequences of their homosexual relationships. 

Full credits (5)

Screenwriters :

Maya Mikdashi, Carlos Motta

Directors of Photography :

Mateo Guzmàn, Mark Khalife

Editor :

Carlos Motta

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction, Documentary

Production language :


Original French-language productions :


Production year :


Runtime :

32 min

Color type :


Rating restrictions :



Festival Selections