Before The Last Curtain Falls

Society/LGBTQIA+, Belgium/Germany 2014

Prepare to be captivated by the poignant tale of Before the Last Curtain Falls. This extraordinary documentary unravels a tapestry of profound love, heart-wrenching disappointments, and relentless self-doubt, ultimately showcasing the indomitable spirit of courage. It's a celebration of embracing risks, embracing change, and, above all, embracing one's true self, regardless of age. Delve deep into the extraordinary lives of a remarkable group of individuals—transsexuals and drag queens in their sixties and seventies. With unyielding determination, they summon their inner bravery, defying societal norms, to grace the stage one final time. Embarking on an awe-inspiring two-year global tour across five continents, they bask in the resounding success of their breathtaking spectacle, Gardenia, a magnum opus directed by the visionary duo, Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke. Yet, as the final curtains draw near, these glamorous and seasoned performers must bid adieu to the spotlight that has embraced them. They reluctantly return to the serene existence they once knew, leaving behind the resplendent echoes of their transcendent performances. Before the Last Curtain Falls invites you to witness the extraordinary lives, resilient spirits, and indescribable beauty that unfold when one dares to defy societal expectations and live authentically.
91 min
HD
Starting at 12
Audio language:
English
Subtitles:
EnglishGerman

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Director:

Thomas Wallner

Original language:

German

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Age rating:

Starting at 12

Audio language:

English

Subtitles:

EnglishGerman