Pierrot Lunaire (2014) Trailer
Trailer for the short film Pierrot Lunaire.
A young girl that regularly dresses as a boy falls in love and seduces a young girl that has no clue that her lover has the same sex. When the girl introduces 'her boyfriend' to her father he becomes skeptical and unmasks the fraud. Even though, strangely, the feelings of the girl persist without shifting, the father does not allow them to ever see the other again. Furious and delusional the 'boy' develops an adventurous plan to prove his true 'masculinity' to the father of his lover.
Short is an adaptation of sorts that brings the story of actress Albertine Zehme, who in 1912 asked composer Arnold Schönberg to select some "Pierrot Lunaire" poems and set them to music. The outcome? A cabaret-like show. Director Bruce La Bruce borrows from the origins aesthetic while adding his own twist involving male sexuality.