Staged against minimalist backdrops and accompanied by a hypnotic original score, Kays Mejri’s highly cinematic contemporary dance film depicts the persecution of homosexuals at the hands of the Third Reich.

Short Cuts Canada

Der Untermensch

Kays Mejri

Playing as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 3

A contemporary dance film depicting the mistreatment of homosexuals during the Second World War, Kays Mejri's Der Untermensch is a unique artistic statement, buoyed by Simon Vermeulen's nuanced choreography and evocative physical presence. Set against minimalistic backdrops to a hypnotizing original score, this potent piece speaks to the ongoing fight for self-expression.

MAGALI SIMARD

Screenings

Mon Sep 09

TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

Regular
10:00pm
Tue Sep 10

TIFF Bell Lightbox 5

Industry
9:30am
Tue Sep 10

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Regular
2:45pm