Flaming Ears – Ursula Pürrer, A. Hans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek

Shot in Super-8 and exploded to 16mm, “Flaming Ears” is a German “Blade Runner” – about a sexed-up pyromaniac, her red-plastic-clad mate, and a revengeful comix artist – characterized by a fierce, punky throb and gelatinous F/X. As sapphic thrillers go, it’s twenty times more fun than “Basic Instinct”.


“In 2700 – it was the year of the toads – the city of Asche was burnt-out, a wild beast, too vast for its citizens who were gathering in gloomy cellars. Just like the city, they were ready to pee into the face of Death at any time – chance was little for a pure heart to survive…”

“Flaming Ears” is a pop sci-fi lesbian, fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive, burnt-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of three women: Spy, a comic book artist; Volly, a performance artist and sexed-up pyromaniac; and Nun, an amoral alien with a predilection for reptiles. It’s a story of love and revenge, and an anti-romantic plea for love in its many forms. It’s also a story laced with sex, violence and a pulsating soundtrack, a cyberdyke movie, stimulating both the body and the brain.

Supported by ERSTE Foundation.