Director of William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, Yony Leyser is making a new film called Desire Will Set You Free, and he’s doing it all through Kickstarter. The featurette video for the fundraiser shows it to be along the lines of other gritty, punk-fueled dramas, instantly grabbing your attention if it’s a genre you’re fond of, like we are. Here’s the capsule description of it:
“Based on a true story, and at times traveling into the realm of docufiction, the plot follows the relationship of an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent and a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler, offering access to the city’s vibrant queer and underground scenes while examining the differences between expatriate and refugee life. Our characters travel through Berlin’s layered history and unique subcultural landscape; on their adventures they discover influences and remnants of the Weimar Republic, WWII, the Bowie years, and punk.”
It initially grabbed our attention with the following images, but if these don’t pique your interest maybe the video and casting will, as it features performances by Nina Hagen, Peaches, Blood Orange, Sookee, and more. It looks like our kind of film. Check it out!