DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE
directed by Yony Leyser
Yony Leyser; 2015; Germany; 92 min.; in English, German, Arabic, and Hebrew with English subtitles
In a film that plays with the superficial and the surreal, contemporary punk rockers, expats, artists, hedonists, and gender explorers flow through Berlin, struggling to reconcile old and new versions of themselves with versions of the city and the world. Ezra, a writer, clings to Catherine, who thrives on shock value in the name of artistry and pleasure. Sasha stumbles upon this group and is exposed to freedom and concepts that are foreign. This new knowledge is both freeing and complicating for Sasha’s myriad relationships.
CONTAINS VULGAR LANGUAGE, NUDITY, NON-EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, DRUG USE, DEPICTION OR DISCUSSION OF RAPE
Plays with: Burst
Peter Pfugler; 2016; Austria; 6 min.; in German with English subtitles
Haunting, seductive, and spare, BURST introduces an inner world bathed in saturated light and a surfeit of musical textures.
Run time: 92 min.
Directed By: Yony Leyser