Film screening Coming Out

Coming Out © DEFA-Stiftung, Wolfgang Fritsche

Tue, 30.01.2024

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

University of St Andrews

Film screening

Heiner Carow | GDR 1989 | 113 min | Feature Film | FSK (Germany) 12 | German with English subtitles.

Cast: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer

As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he put that behind him to live within the “norm.” He meets a shy girl who falls for him, and soon the couple is sharing an apartment. But Philipp cannot deny his passionate desire for a young man. After years of repressing his sexuality, he finally accepts himself for who he truly is. Hailed as the first and only feature film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, Coming Out premiered on the night the Berlin Wall opened, November 9, 1989.
Source: DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst

Screening in collaboration with the LGBTQ Society.