Austria | 1991 | 84 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 99353
"As sapphic thrillers go, it's twenty times more fun than Basic Instinct."
"Imagine the film that J.G. Ballard might have made if he'd been born an Austrian dyke."
"Rich and moody."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- Vancouver Lesbian Film Festival
- Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Angela Hans Scheirl
Born "Angela Scheirl" 1956 in Salzburg, Austria. While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1975-80) Scheirl began to make super-8 films. 1981-82 s/he worked for Arleen Schloss' regular performance event "Wednesdays at A's" in N.Y.C. and started to do performances. Until 1998 Scheirl made more than 50 films in different formats, all of which challenge norms of sexuality and gender identity in a performative way. Best known are the two feature-films "Rote Ohren fetzen durch Asche" ("Flaming Ears") (1991) (co-directors: U. Pürrer + D. Schipek) and "Dandy Dust" (1998). 1996 Scheirl took on a transgender identity. He lived in London for 16 years where he completed an M.A. course in Fine Arts at Saint Martins College of Art + Design in 2003. Since 2006 he is professor for "Contextual Painting" at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. (8/14)