The Circle

Saturday October 11th 2014, 12:00 pm

The Classic Gateway Theatre
1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33304

Runtime: 102 minutes

Language: Swiss German with English subtitles

Director: Stefan Haupt

Country: Switzerland 2014

Category: FLGLFF 2014

Zurich: 1958: The bashful teacher Ernst Ostertag and the cabaret artist Robi Rapp meet one another in the Swiss underground organization called “Der Kreis (The Circle.)” As the two dissimilar men defend their love, they witness the heyday and decline of this Europe-wide pioneering organization for gay emancipation. A doc/feature hybrid, The Circle uncovers the fascinating universe of one of the first gay liberation communities. Enriched by impressive conversational records with Ostertag and Rapp, the film depicts a decades-long love story and reveals the couple’s inspiring self-knowledge and courage.

The Circle has been elected as Switzerland's submission for the Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards

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