Berlin-based Raspberry&Cream has picked up its second Bruce Labruce title, Pierrot Lunaire, which will have its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Forum Expanded section next month.
Sales company m-appeal’s label for often sexually charged films had been launched in 2010 with Labruce’s La Zombie, shown at the film festival in Locarno. M-appeal had previously handled sales on the director’s 2008 film Otto.
The new 56-minute black-and-white feature, which is produced by Labruce’s regular collaborator Jürgen Brüning, is inspired by composer Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, which is based on the poems of Albert Giraud and is widely regarded as one of the most influential works composed in the 20th century.
The plot of Labruce’s new film centres on a young woman regularly dressing as a man, who falls in