Richard Oswald | Weimar Republic 1919 | 50m | Silent with English intertitles | 15
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Reinhold Schünzel, Fritz Schulz
First released 100 years ago, almost destroyed in the Nazi era, and once believed lost, Different from the Others
is an artistic call for gay liberation. The romance between a musician (Conrad Veidt) and his pupil is complicated by stigma and the attentions of an enigmatic blackmailer (Reinhold Schünzel).
This centenary screening of the first explicitly LGBT film is introduced with a 50 minute illustrated talk on queer culture in the Weimar Republic by researcher Keava McMillan
is a writer and researcher. She works as the Research Manager for the Scottish Book Trust and runs Queer Ephemera, an LGBT history podcast. She has a PhD in Film and Visual Culture from the University of Aberdeen and her research focuses on the histories of gender and sexuality in the early 20th century.
Event Series: Fokus - Films from Germany 2019/20