Luk
Ingo Niermann, Alexa Karolinski
Schweiz, Cuba
2020
93
min

Ocean of Love

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In Cuba, the participants of the radical Army of Love spread love and sensual pleasure across gender, age and ethnicity. A utopian hybrid film without limits.

Under capitalism, even love has become a commodity and desire has become the driving force of a market obsessed with growth. The idea that violence is the last taboo of the modern welfare state is the anti-thesis of 'Army of Love' – an open and international project, which radically reconquers the body and consciousness of its participants and asks: can love be a new kind of work? In Cuba, we meet 10 members of the Army of Love, who give it a try. Students, pensioners, transgender sex workers and people with disabilities – an inclusive group of people, who we meet at work and at a beach in Havana, where they perform a ritual in the sea of love. 'Ocean of Love' is a sequel to the film 'Army of Love' from the Berlin Biennale in 2016, and is also a part of a continuing multidisciplinary project, which in an open and participatory form recruits new soldiers in the name of love for training programmes and workshops.

Title
Ocean of Love
Director(s)
Ingo Niermann, Alexa Karolinski
Countries
Schweiz, Cuba
Run time, min
93
Premiere status
World Premiere
Producer
Alexa Karolinski, Ingo Niermann
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
Fruit Bat LLC
Sprog