Vilnius – August 20–27
Kaunas – August 28–31
Šiauliai – August 30
Klaipėda – September 4–5
Six films about LGBT* youth for LGBT* youth
Photo: Nude Area
Four queer films by one of the greatest German filmmakers
Faustrecht der Freiheit
1975 / Germany / romance drama
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm
German with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 123 min
Vilnius / Cinema “Skalvija,” A. Goštauto g. 2
23rd – 20.30 (before the film at 19.30 – a lecture)
Franz Biberkopf, a former fair showman, currently an unemployed proletarian, is picked up by an art dealer who introduces him to a group of homosexuals. Here Franz meets Eugen, the son of an industrialist – his great love. Eugen and Franz move into a flat together for the unemployed man has won a minor fortune in the lottery and pays for everything the industrialist’s son suggests.
However, the class differences cannot be overcome with money alone. Franz is still exploited. He suffers every humiliation, does not rebel against his exploitation and believes in love – until his money runs out and Eugen’s love cools.