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The Artist & The Pervert

dir. Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt / Germany / 2019 / 72 min. / Polish premiere

Section: Sex


Directors: Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt

Cinematography: Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt, Antje Wilms, Henriette Rodenwald

Editing: Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt 

Sound: Linus Nickl

Music: Georg Friedrich Haas

Producers: Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt, associate producer Beth Powell

World sales: Limonero Films, Beatrice Behn & René Gebhardt (festivals)

Language: English, German


Georg Friedrich Haas is a famous Austrian composer and child of Nazi parents, his wife Mollena - a renowned American kink educator and descendant of African slaves. Together they live in a public kinky relationship they have craved for 40 years: she is his ‘slave’ and muse, he is her master - a combination that pushes many people’s buttons and touches on matters of race, sexuality, politics and power relations. This film documents their lives between perversion, art, love and radical self-determination.




Hot Docs Toronto, DOC NYC, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Buenos Aires Film Festival, SF DocFest, Holland Festival



Beatrice Behn is a freelance film critic with 10+ years of experience and senior film critic and editor-in-chief of Kino-Zeit, the largest German language film magazine for arthouse and independent film. She is also about to graduate from Freie Universität Berlin with a Master’s degree in film studies. Her fields of expertise are genre cinema, bodies & genders and feminist film studies. “The Artist & The Pervert” is her first feature length documentary. Beatrice is based in Berlin, Germany.

René Gebhardt is a German art director, designer and filmmaker. He won numerous national and international creative awards for his works as an art director, 10 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity among them. “The Artist & The Pervert” is his first feature length documentary film. He is based in Berlin, Germany.


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