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Broken Hearts Breakfast Club 7 2 Boys Broken Hearts

April 7th, 2023, 6 – 11 pm

Broken Hearts Breakfast Club
invites you to join Hamlet for breakfast and movies on heartbreak and more ...

Broken Hearts Breakfast Club

7.4.2023, breakfast from 18.00 with 2 Boys Broken Hearts

19.30 screening of Freak Orlando, 1981, directed by Ulrike Ottinger (126') 

A comprehensive ‘histoire du monde’ of errors, incompetence, crave for power, fear, madness, cruelty and quotidian life

 Freak Orlando, a carnivalesque camp adaption of literary texts and artistic figures – most prominently of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando: A Biography which is considered a landmark of modernist, feminist and queer writing – offers an allegory about time-traveling freaks, who recall carnival’s embracing of the marginalized as in Tod Browning’s film Freaks (1932) and the photography of American photographer Diane Arbus. The plot is neither linear, nor multiple, but an overwhelming accumulation that resists narrative in the way dreams do. Caught in states or non-states of metamorphosis, Ottinger’s protagonist becomes a compound of aliases and fates meandering through five wide-ranging adventures that span a fragmented portrait of time whilst simultaneously capturing a specific moment in German history as ubiquitous post-punk statement on anti-establishment individualism.

Switching between documentary and fiction, Ulrike Ottinger’s body of work encompasses some of the most consequential films in the New German Cinema and forerunners of contemporary queer cinema.

The film is shown in its original language with English subtitles.

looking forward to some extra cosy vibes