Culture > Events > OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2018: CASANOVA GENE
Event Date: 6th Sep 2018 | 18:30
OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2018: CASANOVA GENE
ICA The Mall St. James's SW1Y 5AH London
Luise Donschen’s highly inventive feature debut explores the nature of seduction and desire through a series of surprising and irreverent tableaux (captured on rich 16mm by cinematographer Helena Wittmann) that combine fiction, documentary, interview and performance.
Moving from a portrait of a dominatrix and her clients; to a biological investigation into the mating habits of finches; via an unlikely encounter with John Malkovich (in character as Casanova himself) and some strange scenes in a singles bar straight out of a Fassbender film, Donschen’s free-form essay on the rules of attraction explores the complexities of gender, identity, and sexuality with humour, intelligence and wit.
Note: Nominated for Open City Award
Germany 2018, 67 minutes, with English subtitles.
Directed by Luise Donschen
This film will be shown with two short films by Helena Wittman, whose feature film Drift we will be screening on Saturday, 15 September as part of Always Somewhere Else - The Cinema of Angela Schanelec in Dialogue.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut.