LOVE & ART COME IN MANY SHAPES & COLORS

Georg Friedrich Haas is arguably the most important living composer of symphonic music, but also a descendant of a Nazi family. His wife, whom he met through the dating site “OkCupid,” is an African-American kink educator. Their deep relationship is based on an open, yet controversial role-playing game between a white male master and a black female slave. This ground-breaking film documents their lives between perversion, art, love, and radical self-determination.

North American Premiere at Hot Docs, Toronto

The North American premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival was incredible. We had a full house, an amazing and responsive audience who laughed and loved with us through the entire film. And on the second screening, we got standing ovations! It was beautiful. We feel fulfilled and happy and with hope that our small but passionate film will keep on travelling to other film festivals very soon. But for now: thank you for all the love, dear Hot Docs & Canadians!

 

 

 

World Premiere in Thessaloniki

THE ARTIST & THE PERVERT celebrated its world premiere at the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival to a full house at Stavros Tornes cinema. Both screenings were very well received and sold out.

The film drew a big, curious crowd asking many questions and discussing vividly the film and the controversial and radical nature of the portrayed relationship of Georg & Mollena. The 50 minutes record for longest Q&A in the festivals history was shattered within 27 hours, by the second screening with 65 minutes.

FILM FESTIVALS

“In its light-hearted way, The Artist & The Pervert
opens up a fascinating conversation about
how people negotiate their individual wayward
desires with the context of society’s power dynamics.


She wears a collar that defines their master/slave relationship
— and what an unexpectedly tender one it is,
marked by collaboration and deep emotional bonds
that go beyond bondage. The film is surprisingly sweet
and instructive (and occasionally naughty).

“The latest images underline the point
that the film already made in a moving way:
Haas and Williams are lucky
.

“A charming film portrait
about their extraordinary relationship.”

“The film is very raw, very real.
And it dispells a lot of the misconceptions that we have
about dominant/submissive relationships.”

“The film is important, especially in these times
of fear and populism, because it shows you
have no need to judge others if you live your own truth.”

Of the many films that will raise eyebrows and questions
the film The Artist & The Pervert is sure to be one.


A liberating watch, and an eye opener for conservatives,
textbook theorists and radical thinkers alike.

“The Artist & the Pervert is an idiosyncratic introduction to Haas’
floating constellations of overtones and microtonal experimentation.”