No Limits / UK premiere

Pierrot Lunaire

  • Bruce LaBruce /
  • Germany, Canada /
  • 2014 /
  • 56 mins

Susanne Sachsse, Paulina Bachmann, Boris Lisowski, Mehdi Berkouki, Krishna Kumar Krishnan / Fiction / English

A classic of love and passion retold in gender-bending high style.

Arnold Schönberg's atonal song cycle provides the soundtrack for this radical re-imagining by maverick director Bruce LaBruce. Pierrot is now a female-to-male transgender cabaret performer who conceives a tragic passion for the lovely Columbine. The latter's "capitalist pig" of a father opposes their union, driving Pierrot to extreme measures. Romanticism at its most decadent provides a sumptuous feast for the eyes and ears. (Screens with The Incomplete; see page 33.) [18]

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