The Beast in the Jungle
Patric Chiha
Fiction : 103' / Straight, Queer, Community, HIV-AIDS

At the end of the seventies, amidst the glittering nights of a club, John and May are waiting for an extraordinary, all-changing moment to occur. Twenty-five years pass as they follow world events on tv: Mitterrand’s term in office, the AIDS crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11. From 1979 to 2004, from disco to techno. Fashions, movements and drugs change as they dance against time which passes by more and more quickly.


September 22 | 21h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala Manoel de Oliveira Buy Tickets
Opening Night

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Year: 2023

Country: France, Belgium, Austria

Language: french

Subtitles: english, portuguese

With: Anaïs Demoustier, Tom Mercier, Béatrice Dalle, Martin Vischer, Sophie Demeyer, Pedro Cabanas

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Patric Chiha


Born in Vienna in 1975, Patric Chiha studied Fashion Design in Paris and then Film Editing at the INSAS film school in Brussels. His films have screened at several festivals like Venice and Berlinale.


Photo: Elsa Okazaki


2023 - La Bête dans la jungle (Feature Film)
2019 - Si c’était de l’amour (Documentary)
2016 - Brothers of the Night (Documentary)
2014 - Boys like Us (Feature Film)
2009 - Domaine (Feature Film)
2007 - Où se trouve le chef de la prison? (Short Film)
2006 - Home (Short Film)
2005 - Les messieurs (Documentary)
2004 - Casa Ugalde (Short Film)

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