In this newly refashioned version of a classic love story, Schönberg’s music and Giraud’s poetry provide the dramatic framework for the tale of Pierrot Lunaire. A young woman that regularly dresses as a man falls in love and seduces a young girl that has no clue that her lover has the same sex. When the girl introduces her boyfriend to her father he becomes skeptical and unmasks the fraud. Even though, strangely, the feelings of the girl persist without shifting, the father does not allow them to ever see the other again. Furious and delusional the man develops an adventurous plan to prove his true masculinity to the father of his lover.
Bruce LaBruce is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto but working internationally. Along with a number of short films, he has written and directed seven feature films and has recently completed his eighth, "Gerontophilia", which won the Grand Prix at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. LaBruce has written and directed three theatrical works at the legendary Hebbel am Ufer Theater in Berlin, including a production of Arnold Schönbergs avant-garde piece "Pierrot Lunaire". He has now turned this latter project into an experimental film, incorporating footage from the stage production combined with additional material shot on location in Berlin.