Lesbian Looks launches its 2011-12 season with an exclusive Tucson screening of Ghosted, the latest film by German director Monika Treut.
With Ghosted, Treut (Female Misbehaviour, Gendernauts) returns to narrative filmmaking after a decade in documentary work with a mysterious love story about a Hamburg artist, Sophie, who is trying to come to terms with her Taiwanese lover Ai-Ling’s murder. After a run-in with the seductive Mei-Li, a journalist investigating Ai-Ling’s death, Sophie flees back to Germany. But when Mei-Li turns up on her Hamburg doorstep, the mystery deepens.
"Intriguing, oddly fascinating… touches of Nicholas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now."
—Laura Kern, Film Comment
"Treut weaves the changing landscapes and shifting timelines gracefully …Ghosted will grab you."
—Tony Phillips, Edge
"Romantic and lush… Ke delivers a natural and charismatic performance and cinematographer Bernd Meiners accentuates the romance."
—Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
Monika Treut has written, directed and produced award-winning independent features and documentaries which have screened at numerous film festivals throughout the world and enjoy international distribution. Retrospectives have been held in Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Taipei, Toronto, Cambridge, Helsinki, Hamburg, Thessaloniki, Los Angeles and Lisbon. Treut’s first feature, co-directed with Elfi Mikesch, was the controversial Seduction: The Cruel Woman in 1985, which since has become a cult classic. Other films include The Virgin Machine, My Father is Coming, Female Misbehavior, Didn’t Do It For Love and Gendernauts.