Samira Elagoz

Seek Bromance


Recommended for the age of 18 years up
English /  approx. 240 mins. (incl. intermission)

One person has their head on the other person's chest. In the background stretches a mountain landscape and a wind farm.
One person holds another person's torso on their lap. The chest is painted with red symbols. The person on the lap licks the other person's chest.
The two people face each other shirtless on a square in the mountains. In the background are colored boulders stacked on top of each other in a row.

A trans romance between insta-reality and sci-fi dystopia: The images captured by Samira Elagoz, together with his collaborator Cade Moga, show a relationship between two trans men, from first encounter to decisive parting, in a radically personal way. In the middle of a lockdown somewhere in the desert around L.A., with just a car, some cash, and a supply of testosterone the lovers expose the dynamics of masculinity and femininity.


Direction, concept, Editing and Dramaturgy: Samira Elagoz / In collaboration with: Cade Moga / Featuring: Samira Elagoz & Cade Moga / Film footage: Samira Elagoz & Cade Moga / Advice: Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens / Extra advice: Otto Rissanen, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole, Jessica Dunn Rovinelli, Michael Scerbo, Daniel Donato / Script advice: Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole / Advice filming: Jeanette Groenendaal


  • Past
    Sat 25.3.2023, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sun 26.3.2023, 17:00 / HAU2

Further Information

  • Visitor note

    Explicit sexual content is addressed in the film. In the film are shown syringes and blood.


“Seek Bromance” by Samira Elagoz in collaboration with Cade Moga illuminates and discusses important contemporary issues. HAU Hebbel am Ufer was made aware of the existing conflict between the two protagonists. After a thorough examination of the resulting problems and against the background that distribution and production were contractually regulated, HAU decided to present the artistic work.


Production: SPRING Performing Arts Festival. Co-production: Arsenic - Centre d’Art Scénique Contemporain, Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Frascati, Finish Cultural Institute Benelux, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek. Distribution: Something Great. Administration: Arts Management HelsinkiSupported by: Ammodo, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Koneen Säätiö, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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