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.) 
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