Helena Wittmann’s sophomore feature, the German drama film Human Flowers of Flesh, opens for a one-week NY exclusive theatrical engagement at Metrograph, beginning Friday, April 14.
Human Flowers of Flesh premiered at the 2022 Locarno Film Festival and stars Angeliki Papoulia, Ferhat Mouhali, Gustavo de Mattos Jahn, Ingo Martens, Mauro Soares, Vladimir Vulevic, Steffen Danek, Nina Villanova and Denis Lavant.
In the film, after a stirring encounter with the French Foreign Legion, Ida (Dogtooth’s Angeliki Papoulia), sets sail with her own corps of five men, none of whom speak the same language, to trace the route of this fabled troop. Their voyage will take them from Marseille to Corsica and finally to Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, the historical headquarters of the Legion. Along the way, boundaries blur. Life at sea produces a special kind of mutual understanding. A legionnaire of yore makes an about-face.
Screening in conjunction with Helena Wittmann In Focus, a special series featuring a selection of Wittmann’s shorts, her 2017 feature Drift, and an in-theater hybrid-lecture performance from Wittmann inspired by Éric Rohmer’s The Green Ray.
Watch the official trailer for Human Flowers of Flesh.