Opening Night

New York Premiere; Q&A with Karim Aïnouz

When Brazilian lifeguard Donato fails to save a swimmer from drowning, he seeks out the victim’s friend Konrad, a handsome German biker. The two men begin a passionate affair, and Donato soon decides to follow Konrad to Berlin. Years later, their seemingly peaceful life is threatened by a visitor from Donato’s past. Director Karim Aïnouz (Madame Satã) delivers a visually stunning, emotionally resonant tale about three men struggling across oceans of love, loss, and heartache. A Strand Releasing release.

Opening Night Gala includes a pre-reception with an open bar in the Furman Gallery starting at 5:30pm and entrance into a private NewFest Opening Night after-party at Atlas Social Club, 753 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Ticket holders will receive a free drink ticket for Stella Artois or vodka cocktail.

  • Directed By Karim Aïnouz
  • 2013
  • Brazil/Germany
  • German and Portuguese with English Subtitles
  • DCP
  • 106 minutes