Filmstill Gerontophilia

Recommended films: November 2

GERONTOPHILIA
Homosexuality shouldn't provoke a scandal nowadays, love across ages just as little. The special merit of that film is, that it is not just the point to break a taboo. By linking these two forms of approach, none of them gets displayed as marginal. Not the break-out from heteronormativity is essential, not the lapse within. Merely a young man and one well advanced in years are attracted by each other. Tender licking at age's bedsore is not a motive for the camera's eye on search for perversion, but sensualism as manifold as tastes are. Director Bruce LaBruce gives all the answers, you're searching for, following the film. (bk)

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JOE
A bourgeois sunday stroll with huntsman dad it isn't, what we see here. At the margins of Texan Austin the (familial) precariat gets together in the woods for survival. Hunt down are trees. The food gatherers fructify the ground for new venture. Nicolas Cage alias Joe becomes a father, without begetting a child. David Gordon Green shows, that it is never too late for the illusion of family. The roots are scratched, until the inside drips outside the threads and fossilized characters are hollowed out. With their soft cores laying bare they sit around in the end a bit less depleted. Emotionally abandoned agricultural land becomes revegetated. (bk)
 

Win yourself and your companion free entry: Five times we give away two tickets for those, who email their preferred movie to gewinnspiel@viennale.at.
You can choose from GERONTOPHILIA at Saturday, November 2, at 11.00 p.m. at Gartenbaukino and JOE at Saturday, November 2, 1.30 p.m. also at Gartenbaukino.