One of the biggest and most prestigious film festivals in the world the Berlinale has officially announced their program for 2011 and as predicted it’s enormous. Some of the festivals highlights include Margin Call with Kevin Spacey and the premier of the Coen Brothers new flick, True Grit.
However there is one film that might go unnoticed that deserves your attention, its called The Ballad Of Genesis and Lady Jaye, it centers on the ground-breaking performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (founder of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye who died in 2007.
The film details the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their “Pandrogyne” project. Basically Genesis P-Orridge turned himself into his late wife Lady Jaye as some kind of ode to her.
In a strange twist of events Genesis Breyer P-Orridge ended up bankrolling his cosmetic transformation through a $1.5 million settlement that took place after he was caught in a fire at Rick Rubin’s house in 1995.
A film had already been made about the daring transformation called Open, and was premiered last year about the "Pandrogyne” project, so this is more of a follow up.
The film was directed by Marie Losier and it has been rumoured that Genesis and Tony Conrad will perform a violin concert together at Berlin’s Haul Theatre as part of the Berlinale premiere.
The film premiers on February 15th, you can grab tickets here for the film right here.
Have a look at the trailer below: