San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We have been following Jan Soldat's short documentary portraits of the German, gay BDSM community for a few years now, and this longer work is a perfect example of his stark, face-on expositions that are unflinching in their stillness and power, and yet demonstrates such a delicate touch for a tough subject.
In this film we meet Klaus Johannes Wolf (60-year-old, gay, slave) who, without clothes and chained to his bed, discusses the decision to live as a slave, his family, philosophy and what it means to be naked. We accompany him finally to slave camp where, with regimented precision and ruthless efficiency, he undergoes training to become a perfect servant.
When & Where
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest
Fringe! Film Fest is east London’s annual queer film and arts festival.
With enhanced screenings, world premieres, queer classics and cult rarities, Fringe! continues to mix great film with high-energy creative events, art happenings, oddball performance, discussion and debate – and upbeat after parties – at iconic venues all over east London.
For more details on the festival head to www.fringefilmfest.com