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The Misandrists

Bruce LaBruce
Germany 2017 / 92’
subtitles: Polish and English
Raw

Beyond the mountains and beyond the forest, "somewhere in Ger(wo)many," a group of teenagers under the stern watchful eye of Big Mother are studying at a boarding school. The institution for troubled girls is in reality a secret cell of the so-called Female Liberation Army and a stronghold of lesbian separatism. Bruce LaBruce, the father of queercore, has struggled for years with patriarchal, heteronormative culture. His films combine Marxist rhetoric with pornography, ironic humor and the best traditions of B movies. The Misandrists represents his return to the very heart of the debate on sexual identity, and is also a confrontational provocation aimed at fundamental feminism. Viewers with advanced training in gender studies will not find it difficult to spot allusions to the radical theories of writers like Andrea Dworkin and Catharine McKinnon. That said, knowledge of feminism foundations is not necessary to enjoy the blasphemous satire of this scandalous Canadian filmmaker.

Ewa Szabłowska

Screenings

Tickets sale starts on 19th July, 12pm.
fr 04 Aug, 16:15knh 7
Filmmakers Q&A
sa 05 Aug, 19:15knh 7
Filmmakers Q&A
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Bruce LaBruce

Bruce LaBruce was born in 1964 in Southampton, Canada, as Justin Stewart. He is a writer, photographer, and film director. He studied Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. His work has been published in, among other places, the queer-punk magazine J.D.s. He is known for his scandalous films combining the aesthetics of independent cinema with the conventions of porn productions. He was the subject of the documentary The Advocate for Fagdom, made in 2011 by Angélique Bosio.

Selected filmography

1993 No Skin Off My Ass

1996 Hustler White

2004 Raspberry Reich

2013 Gerontofilia / Gerontophilia

2014 Pierrot Lunaire

2017 Misandystki / The Misandrists

Cast & Crew

director Bruce LaBruce
screenplay Bruce LaBruce
cinematography James Carman
editing Judy Landkammer
music BunnyCat Productions
cast Susanne Sachsse, Viva Ruiz, Kembra Pfahler, Caprice Crawford, Grete Gehrke, Kita Updike, Victoire Laly, Lo-Fi Cherry, Olivia Kundisch, Serenity Rosa, Sam Dye, Lina Bembe, Barb Ara, Til Schindler, Dominik Hermanns
producer Paula Alamillo Rodriguez, Jurgen Bruning, Sonja Klumper, Bruce LaBruce
production Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion, Amard Bird Films, Raspberry & Cream
sales m-appeal
language English, German
colouration colour