Gloomy Holidays with Undead People – QUEER MUSEUM VIENNA shows films by Thomas Hörl, Berivan Sayici and La Terre
As part of the project “Is Queer Political”
Fri. 15.12.2023, 19:00, QUEER MUSEUM VIENNA
former “Direktion”, staircase 2, Ground Floor, Baumgartner Höhe 1, 1140 Wien
QUEER MUSEUM VIENNA is delighted to present not only the epochal silent film masterpiece “F.W.M. Symphonie” by Thomas Hörl on December 15, 2023 at 7 pm, but also the latest episode of the successful web soap “Just Gorgeous – Beauty for Dead People” by Berivan Sayici and La Terre! Look forward to the undead, punch and a dark evening.
F.W.M. Symphony, a silent film in three acts (39 min), is based on the real-life events surrounding the disappearance of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s head: the skull stolen from the film director’s Berlin tomb in 2015 becomes the anchor of a narrative which splices fictional and historical identities. This short film is a tribute to Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, the actor Max Schreck and the Expressionist era of silent film – as well as an artistic attempt to make amends for the desecration of Murnau’s grave. ‘Entfesselte Kamera’ included.
Camera: Victor Jaschke
Language: German with English subtitles
The two drag queens, make-up artist La ‘Terre and hairdresser Babba, run the small beauty salon “Just Gorgeous – Beauty for All People” with little financial success. In a last-ditch attempt to save themselves from financial ruin and to escape the constant nagging and annoying demands of their customers, the two take a gamble and turn their beauty salon into a funeral parlor at short notice.