The Cinema Museum, London

The Vito Project presents Bolesno (2015)

Wed 27 Jun 2018 @ 19:00 · Events

BolesnoReShape and the Cinema Museum present the third season of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas.

The VITO Project is delighted to present a rare screening of Bolesno, a documentary by Hrvoje Mabic (Croatia, 2015).

Bolesno is the true story of Ana, a Croatian girl who was interned in a psychiatric hospital by her parents, who didn’t react well to her homosexuality. Heavily traumatized by five years in the Lopaca Psychiatric Hospital, Ana is now free but struggling to re-establish a semblance of normal life. The film follows Ana’s singular journey of transformation and ends two years later when Ana is finally ready to move on.

Bolesno is a rare and poignant documentary bringing to light the horrors and consequences of “conversion therapies”, or “sexual reorientation therapies”.

The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project, Frank Byrne & his walkers and Broad Appeal Podcast.

Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 18.00 for a 19.00 screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. The doors to the Cinema will be shut once capacity is reached.


This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations are VITO’s only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.

Find out more about the VITO Project on their website.