T2, Theater 2

Egomania: Insel ohne Hoffnung (Egomania: Island without Hope). 1986. Germany. Directed by Christoph Schlingensief. In German; English subtitles. 84 min.

With Tilda Swinton, Udo Kier. Set on a remote and icy island in the Eastern Sea, Egomania is Schlingensief’s only melodrama. When Baron Tante Teufel (Aunt Devil), the island’s vampire-like sovereign, fears that the love story between a couple might unhinge the island’s dull existence, he goes berserk. A torrent of desire, intrigue, and murder ensues.

This film accompanies Christoph Schlingensief.