From celebrated gay filmmaker Francois Ozon, Peter von Kant is a critically-acclaimed retelling of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic drama The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.
Set in the 1970s, the film follows Peter (Denis Menochet), a famous director who lives with his assistant Karl (Stefan Crepon), whom he likes to mistreat and humiliate. Through his actress muse Sidonie (Isabelle Adjani), he meets and falls in love with Amir (Khalil Gharbia), a handsome young man of modest means. Quickly becoming smitten, Peter offers to help break Amir into cinema – setting up a tense love triangle and complicated working relationship with Karl.
Having previously helmed the cult film Water Drops on Burning Rocks, an adaptation of a play by Fassbinder, back in 2000, Ozon creates a loving tribute to one of his cinematic idols while also offering up a colorful, sexually-charged drama all his own.
Watch the trailer for Peter von Kant below and click here to order your copy. The film is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.