BASED ON JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Director: Jonny-Bix Bongers
his letters, young Werther writes about the fears that visit him,
granting us a peek at his world of emotions and dreams. He seems to
be searching for a coherent identity and yet encounters normative
expectations wherever he goes. He fights back and searches for
alternative narratives of masculinity. Via live-streaming portals, he
shows himself as he wants to be: undefined, multifaceted. In contrast
to Goethe’s epistolary novel, modern day Werther is not a
penfriend; instead, he sells his innermost core to the torrents and
eddies of social media.
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