A person enters the frame dressed up as a bird. In a dressing room, John Malkovich sheds the costume of Casanova. A young woman's skirt is just as orange as the beak of a zebra finch singing in a cage. White lilies stand at the foot of a statue of the Virgin Mary, red roses in front of the window of an SM studio. There the quiet game of submission in exchange for money, in a museum an embrace, a poem whispered in the ear. Children playing in a forest in autumn. A forest in summer, framed by light. An orgasm and a dance. Casanova Gene is a film about desire.
Official Selection (Forum) – Berlin IFF 2018
Official Selection (Burning Lights) – Visions du Réel 2018
Wolfgang Forstmeier, John Malkovich, Elija Pott