The Circle (Der Kreis) (On Demand)
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The Circle (Der Kreis) (On Demand)Play Trailer

The Circle (Der Kreis) (On Demand)

Encore Screening
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Our beloved Opening Night from Mardi Gras Film Festival 2015 is back for an encore.  The Circle is the simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-warming true story of Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp.

The pair meet thanks to the social network of The Circle, an underground gay publication run by a small team who risk their careers and safety to write and distribute the magazine. When Swiss police begin to crackdown on the murders of several gay men in the city, the magazine becomes a scapegoat, and its members targets.

As the film moves back and forth through time, we see the love between Ostertag and Rapp flourish, despite the obstacles they face. A moving and powerful mix of documentary and scripted drama, The Circle is an endearing testament to the power of love.

Content Warning: Homophobia

Encore Screening

2014 Berlin International Film Festival Winner Teddy Award
2014 L.A. Outfest 2014 Winner Grand Jury Award Best Documentary Feature

"This pitch-perfect retelling of a little-known chapter in post-war gay history is amazing: alternating between wonderful interviews and high-sheen period re-creations." - Peter L Stein, Frameline Film Festival

** SELLING FAST On-demand festival films can sell out due to licensing agreements with the Sales Agents, Distributors and Filmmakers and also the Classification Board limit the number of streams we can have on sale to the public.

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