Desire Will Set You Free

Director: Yony Leyser

Year: 2015

Country: Germany

Running time: 92min

Premiere type: UK

Location / Venue: Rio

Date: 24/06

Time: 6:30 PM

First Feature

A richly funny, touching and meandering walk through Berlin’s queer scene, the debut feature from Yony Leyser (William Burroughs: A Man Within) is based on his own life as an American living in the city. Following Ezra (Leyser) on an odyssey through Berlin’s subcultural life, his journey takes in the clubs, drugs, and creativity of the scene, where is joined by his Nazi-paraphernalia obsessed best friend Catharine, and new crush Sasha, whose relationship with his own sexuality and gender is more mysterious than it first appears. A convincing delve into the neon gloam of Berlin and both expatriate and refugee life, also featuring luminaries of the scene Nina Hagen, Blood Orange, Rummelsnuff, Sookee, Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Peaches.

 

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Rio Cinema website here.

After party at Dalston Superstore, for more information click here.

 



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