Awarded film about gay neo-Nazi love


The Danish film “Broderskap” (Brotherhood) has won the award for Best Picture at the Rome Film Festival.”Broderskap” prevailed against 14 also nominated productions, including Margarethe von Trotta’s “Vision – Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen”. The drama is about the young Lars (Thure Lindhardt), who joins after his army time a neo-Nazi group that organized raids on Arabs and gays. His mentor in the group is Jimmy (David Dencik). Between these two men develops a secret love affair. In the end, Lars and Jimmy have to decide whether to betray their Nazi brothers or their love. “Broderskap” is the first feature film by 35-year-old director and scriptwriter Nicolo Donato. The Danish drama is expected to be released in cinemas throughout Europe next year.Also honored at the festival was Helen Mirren as Best Actress for her portrayal of Leo Tolstoy’s wife in “The Last Station”, which was mostly shot in Germany. Best Actor is the Italian Sergio Castellitto for his role in “Alza la Testa.” Meryl Streep, who is currently seen in theaters with “Julie & Julia”, also received a prize for her life’s work. (dk), More queer culture:»On sissymag.de2


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