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Friendship of Men

Director: Rosa von Praunheim

D 2018, 85 min., Color, OmU, FSK: 12

How gay was Goethe? And how about his contemporaries? Inspired by Robert Tobins “Warm Brothers - Queer Theory and the Age of Goethe”, German cult director Rosa von Praunheim asks these and other questions. He stages Goethes correspondence, lyric poetry and dramatic texts with his actors where he wrote them. „Friendship of Men“ is an enigmatic melange between feature film and documentary, intertwining homoerotic tendencies with Weimar Classicism.

Männerfreundschaften A1.jpg
 

Friendship of Men

Director: Rosa von Praunheim

D 2018, 85 min., Color, OmU, FSK: 12

How gay was Goethe? And how about his contemporaries? Inspired by Robert Tobins “Warm Brothers - Queer Theory and the Age of Goethe”, German cult director Rosa von Praunheim asks these and other questions. He stages Goethes correspondence, lyric poetry and dramatic texts with his actors where he wrote them. „Friendship of Men“ is an enigmatic melange between feature film and documentary, intertwining homoerotic tendencies with Weimar Classicism.

Synopsis

Synopsis

How gay was Goethe? And how about his contemporaries? Inspired by Robert Tobins “Warm Brothers - Queer Theory and the Age of Goethe”, German cult director Rosa von Praunheim asks these and other questions. He stages Goethes correspondence, lyric poetry and dramatic texts with his actors where he wrote them. „Friendship of Men“ is an enigmatic melange between feature film and documentary, intertwining homoerotic tendencies with Weimar Classicism.

 

Credits

Cast and Crew

Writer, Diector, Producer
Rosa von Praunheim

Writer, Assistant Director
Valentina Schütz

Director of Photography
Patrick Richter

Sound
Ben Vossler

Camera, Sound
Thomas Ladenburger, Markus Tiarks, Oliver Sechting, Markus Glahn

starring
Matthias Luckey, Valentin Schmehl, Thomas Linz, Tobias Schormann, Max Conrad, Sybille Enders, Petra Hartung, Bernhard Jarosch, Sebastian Lange, Wolfgang Mirlach, Maximilian Müller, Nils Ramme, Runa Schäfer, Willi Seibt, Jakob Turkôsek

Music
Andreas Wolter

Editor & Postprocuktion
Mike Shephard

Production Manager
Markus Tiarks, Lukes Maurice Collin, Oliver Sechting, Martin Kruppe

a Rosa von Praunheim production in cooperation with MDR and ARTE
funded by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

 

Press

Press

 

Biography

Biography

Born in Riga in 1942 as Holger Bernhard Bruno Mischwitzky, Rosa von Praunheim became the leading pioneer of German queer and postmodern film. In 1972 his career started with his highly controversial film "It Is Not The Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But The Society In Which He Lives". In 40 years von Praunheim shot over 80 films and sparked an entire school of artistic allegiance as professor at HFF in Babelsberg, dffb, Zürich Art Academy and San Francisco Art Institute, including Julia von Heinz and Axel Ranisch.

 

Interview

Interview

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Festivals

Festivals

2018

Lichter Filmfest 

 

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