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NewFest

Bliss

10/15–10/26/2021

Online & in person

SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

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Language: With English subtitles
Price: Theater $18, streaming $14
gfo-newyork@goethe.de

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33rd New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival

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The German Film Office is pleased to co-present Henrike Kull’s Bliss, a Panorama section favorite at this year’s Berlinale. It screens at the SVA Theater on October 16, 8pm with the director in person, and online throughout the festival. The tender feature debut Boy Meets Boy by Daniel Sánchez López is online only.

Email us at gfo-newyork@goethe.de for a chance to win an All Access Virtual Pass to the festival! Use code GOETHE21 for $2 off tickets to Bliss and Boy Meets Boy.

Henrike Kull, Bliss (Germany, 2021, 90 min.)
Two sex workers bond while working at a Berlin brothel in director Henrika Kull’s perceptive character study. Wielding vastly different temperaments, Sascha and new-hire Maria navigate the economic pressures of the job and their growing affection for one another.

Brimming with refreshing candor, Bliss offers a sober depiction of sex work to unravel a drama of unparalleled intensity.

With Katharina Behrens, Adam Hoya

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Daniel Sánchez López, Boy Meets Boy (Germany, 2021, 70 min.)
Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours left until Harry’s flight back to London, Johannes offers to help him print his boarding pass, a mundane task that leads to a day wandering the city together. The contrasts in their lives and values force them to confront their own truths in this naturalistic romance.

Calling to mind a queer Before Sunrise, this tender feature debut from Daniel Sánchez López tracks the journey of a brief encounter and the mark left by fleeting moments of joy.

With Alexandros Koutsoulis, Matthew James Morrison

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