Every year New York’s Museum Of Modern Art holds a season of film dedicated to highlighting young German filmmakers, and they’re kicking off this year’s Kino! with the gay-themed Freier Fall, from helmer Stephan Lacant.
The movie premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and will now make its US debut at MoMA on April 18th, with Lacant present for a Q&A.
Here’s the museum’s synopsis: ‘Marc’s life is disrupted when he finds himself attracted to a fellow police officer, Kay, at a training course. Back at home with his pregnant girlfriend, Marc thinks nothing of it—until Kay is transferred to his unit. As they develop an affair, Marc becomes tangled in a web of lies and deceit. Lacant’s first feature tells the dramatic story of a man who veers off the conventional path he thought he was on and suddenly finds himself in free fall.’
The film will be released in German cinemas towards the end of May and will hopefully make its way around the world after that.