Casanova Gene

(CASANOVAGEN) Features
Director: Luise Donschen 2018 67 Minutes Ages 18+
Casanova Gene Sat 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:45pm 67mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
Casanova Gene Fri 19 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 67mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Deftly interweaving documentary with performance, Casanova Gene is a tantalising exploration of nature, gender, culture and desire.

In a research facility, two caged finches court each other. Actor John Malkovich discards his Casanova disguise during a backstage interview with a young female reporter. An S&M mistress and her client barter the terms of submission. With the lightest of touches, this debut feature from Luise Donschen is governed by scenes of suggestion rather than argument. Images and ideas flutter to and fro in this evocative examination of the laws of attraction and sensuality. The film combines documentary and fiction highlighting the spaces between performance and curiosity.

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Details

Year:2018
Classification:Ages 18+
Country:Germany
Language:German and English, with English subtitles
Director:Luise Donschen
Producer:Luise Donschen
Cast:John Malkovich, Wolfgang Forstmeier, Elija Pott, Lumi Lausas
Script:Luise Donschen
Program strand:Features
Rights:Luise Donschen