“I was drawn to the idea of female infidelity being merely an unintended byproduct of male infidelity, which they claim has some evolutionary use. While this implicit disadvantaging of the female sex obviously reveals a way of thinking I don’t approve of, what I did like is the idea of female infidelity being pointless, that it resists having any sort of economic parameters applied to it.
“And that was the starting point [for CASANOVAGEN], a way of talking about desire, a form of discourse I found modern precisely because it actually isn’t modern at all.” — Luise Donschen
Don’t miss the Los Angeles premiere of CASANOVAGEN—Donschen’s debut feature—screening on the closing night of the UCLA Film and Television Archive series Art of the Real—Los Angeles.
The film stars Wolfgang Forstmeier, John Malkovich, Elija Pott, Undine de Rivière, Lumi Lausas, Zacharias Zitouni, and Donschen, and will screen in downtown Los Angeles.
Thursday, January 17, at 8 pm.
251 South Main Street, Los Angeles.
Scenes from Casanovagen (2018) courtesy Luise Donschen.