Sunday 4th August

Different From The Others


Sunday 4th August


Irish Film Institute



As a core value of GAZE, we endeavour to share with our audience important works of queer filmic history, and deep cuts from the annals of gay representation in cinena. This year we bring a special 100th anniversary screening of Different from the Others, the first known depiction of gay characters on screen.

An early film of the Weimar era, it is an earnest and surprisingly progressive portrayal of two gay musicians falling in love, who find themselves embroiled in a malicious blackmail scandal — providing a scathing commentary to the oppression of the time. A priceless gem of LGBT visual history, the film was made as a reaction to Germany’s Paragraph 175 law, which made homosexuality a criminal offence.


Thought to be the first pro-gay film ever produced, it’s subversive and clandestine depiction of homosexual love was thought lost for decades, before it’s eventual re-discovery in post-Nazi Germany. RG.

The film will include a live improvised score from pianist and composer Morgan Cooke.

Presented in Partnership with the Irish Film Institute and Goethe Institut Irland.

Purchase tickets here.

Country: Germany / Year: 1919  / Run Time: 50 Minutes  / 

Director: Richard Oswald

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