Different From the Others

Different From the Others
  • 1919
  • Germany
  • 50min
  • Directed by: Richard Oswald
  • Cast: Conrad Veidt, Leo Connard, Ilse von Tasso-Lind

Filmed in Germany during the Weimar Republic, this tale of two male musicians who fall in love was one of the first sympathetic portrayals of homosexuality in cinema history.

Performance times

This film is not currently showing in cinemas.

Drinks reception starts at 6.30, film starts at 7.30.

One of the first gay-themed films in the history of cinema, Different from the Others was banned at the time of its release, later burned by the Nazis and was believed to be lost for more than forty years. Using recently-discovered film segments, still photos and censorship documents from various archives, this truly groundbreaking silent film has been resurrected.

The film, originally titled ‘Anders als die Andern’, was first released in 1919 and was written by Richard Oswald and Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld with the aim of presenting the story as an attack against the then-current laws which made homosexuality a criminal offence. Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

The event will include a catered reception before the screening, along with a brief introduction to Fife Centre for Equalities and some information about LGBT History Month.

Fife Centre for Equalities is a joint initiative between Fife Council, NHS Fife and Fife Voluntary Action. Working with partners, the centre’s aim is to help develop more inclusive and responsive services for people in Fife, centred on the principles of equality and diversity.

Running Time 50 mins

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