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Orpheus’ Song: Porn scenario gets a touch of magic 

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  Orpheus’ Song is a deceptive movie. It borrows from buddy movies, porn scenarios and classical myth to create a movie that gently simmers in a touch of magic. Philipp (Sascha Weingarten) and Enis (Julien Lickert) are work out buddies in Berlin. That oddly fraternal situation where it’s OK to focus on each other’s narcissism and … Continue reading



Darkroom : Drops of Death : the story of a gay serial killer

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  The veteran filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim who is also Germany’s most famous gay activist and has made over 150 short and feature films to date. His latest movie, currently playing the Film Festival  circuit,  is a thriller loosely adapted  on one of the most notorious gay serial killers whose story played out in the … Continue reading



Label Me : one man’s struggle for his identity

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  This debut feature film from German writer/director Kai Kreuser is a compelling study of a power struggle between two solitary men who need each other for very different reasons.  It starts on train platform where using hookup apps on their phones Lars (Nikolaus Benda) a wealthy German picks up Waseem  (Renato Schuch) a Syrian … Continue reading



When love is literally on your doorstep

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  Remember that Liza Minnelli song ‘You’ve Gotta Ring Them Bells’ about travelling around the world looking for love and in the end finding it was in the apartment next door all the time?  Well as camp as the song is (and it is!) the premise is not that far fetched in these days of … Continue reading



The Year I Lost My Mind

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  Openly gay German filmmaker Tor Iben has followed his intriguing 2015 film ‘Where Are You Going Habibi‘ with this rather creepy psychological thriller which makes for compelling viewing.  Iben has developed something of a penchant for his take on unusual relationships.  With ‘Habibi’ it was the concept of a bromance which is based on love … Continue reading



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