Austria, 1991, 84 minutes, Color, 16mm/DVD, Subtitled
Order No. W99353
FLAMING EARS is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of three women -- Volley, Nun and Spy. Spy is a comic book artist whose printing presses are burned down by Volley, a sexed-up pyromaniac. Seeking revenge, Spy goes to the lesbian club where Volley performs every night. Before she can enter, Spy gets into a fight and is left wounded, lying in the streets. She is found by Nun--an amoral alien in a red plastic suit with a predilection for reptiles, and who also happens to be Volley’s lover. Nun takes her home and subsequently must hide her from Volley. It’s a story of love and revenge, and an anti-romantic plea for love in its many forms. An avowedly underground film which was shot on Super 8 and blown up to 16mm, FLAMING EARS is original for its playful disruption of narrative conventions (the story is a thread rather than a backbone in the film), its witty approach to film genre, and its visual splendor.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS
- New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Vancouver Lesbian Film Festival
- Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
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"As sapphic thrillers go, it's twenty times more fun than Basic Instinct."
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"Imagine the film that J.G. Ballard might have made if he'd been born an Austrian dyke."
B. Ruby Rich
San Francisco Weekly
"Rich and moody."