The silverback gorilla Iva will be transferred to another zoo, after living its life in the zoo its entire life.
It’s the last days with its zookeeper, a man who lived and cared for it. He also cared for his sick mother, back home, whom he lived with.
It’s a lonely life, made lonelier still because he’s unable to form any relationships and express his sexuality. There’s no coming out when you’re caged in like this.
At the age of 50, his bus left a long time ago.
‘King Kong’ screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, QueerLisboa, Split, Sguardi Altrove, Outview and Athens Premieres Nights. More on the director’s works here.