Hidden Desires and Dionysus
“Bacchanal” is a strange and a bit pretentious 12-minute short film that is intriguing and good at building a sense of sexual tension. Two young friends reveal their hidden desires by a theatrical presentation of Dionysus. The myth as well as the girl, initiating and redemptive becomes the catalyst of the hidden inner desires. Director Manfred Rott uses a bit of bisexuality to suggest that the men in his film are really hiding their homosexuality.