Poetry Tease

Words and carnality. A short documentary about Erotic Award winning performance poet, Ernesto Sarezale (sometimes known as "The Naked Poet") in his own words and in the words of other LGBT+ poets and performers in London.

  • Ernesto Sarezale
    Naked Tongues (as well as few low budget video poems and event trailers available on Vimeo and YouTube).
  • Ernesto Sarezale
  • Ernesto Sarezale
  • Eugenio Alberdi
    Key Cast
    "As themselves"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 2, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • MicroActs
    United Kingdom
    November 21, 2019
Director Biography - Ernesto Sarezale

Since the early 00s, Ernesto Sarezale has been creating video poems, which have been variously shown at events like Shortwave, Franko B's Mix-up, Your Voice (Kilburn Festival), Deep Space, Exploding Cinema, ACTART6 and Short Sundays.

More recently he has been focusing on documentary filmmaking.
His short, Naked Tongues, won an Audience Choice Award at Leeds Queer Film Festival in 2019 and has also been selected for QueerBee and the LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival 2019. It has also been screened at Exploding Cinema (London) and Queers in Shorts (Cambridge).

Other recent shorts of his have been selected for MicroActs, Les Mains Gauches (queer online film platform) and LIVE ART CLUB [London].

Active in London’s performance poetry scene for several years, Ernesto has hosted and promoted queer spoken events such as Homophone, Glam Slam UK and Velvet Tongue.
Winner of the Erotic Award for Best Poet in 2010, Ernesto has performed at a variety of poetry, cabaret, stand-up and arts events in London and internationally - winning also the odd slam and comedy gong competition along the way.

He produced for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival a one-man multimedia spoken word show called "In the name of the flesh”, which is also the title of his most recent poetry pamphlet.

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Director Statement

Ernesto's work usually deals with the 'queer body', exploring the paradoxes and complexities of sexual intimacy and the roles language and technology play in our every day life and in the way we perceive ourselves and our bodies. Lately he is also dealing with the theme of 'loss'.