Peter von Kant
The newest film of French director François Ozon is a variation of another master’s piece – a reinterpretation of “The bitter tears of Petra von Kant” by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The effect is original, funny, provocative and ironic, as always when it comes to this French director’s films.
It’s 1972 in Cologne, Germany. An appreciated film director Peter (Denis Ménochet) is working on his next movie script in his mansion. One of the always-welcome guests is Sidonie, Peter’s old muse. But this time she isn’t coming alone – there’s also a young, handsome Amir, whom she met during an exotic journey. Peter rapidly falls in love with the young man, who starts to dominate over the older master, as he spots a chance for changing his fate for the better.
🏆 GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2023 – Dorian Award – Unsung LGBTQ Film of the Year
🏆 FilmOut San Diego, US 2022 – Best International Feature
🏆 Berlin International Film Festival 2022 – Golden Berlin Bear – Best Film, Nominee
🏆 Berlin International Film Festival 2022 – Teddy Award – Best Feature Film, Nominee
🏆 San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022 – Sebastiane Award – Best Film, Nominee
Support provided by the French Cultural Institute in Poland
François Ozon, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Denis Ménochet, Isabelle Adjani, Khalil Ben Gharbia, Hanna Schygulla, Stefan Crepon, Aminthe Audiard
France, Belgium 2022