“BACCHANAL”— Hidden Desire and Dionysis

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“Bacchanal”

Hidden Desires and Dionysus

Amos Lassen

“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.

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