Flaming Ears


“Flaming Ears” is a 1991 Austrian avant-garde film set in a post-apocalyptic universe, directed by Angela Hans Scheirl, Ursula Pürrer, and Dietmar Schipek. The narrative unfolds in a dystopian cityscape and follows the entangled lives of three characters: Spy, a comic book artist; Volley, a performance artist and junk collector; and Nun, a pyromaniac. The film’s abstract storytelling and vivid, comic-book-style aesthetics challenge traditional narrative structures, presenting a queer, punk-infused rebellion against societal norms and cinematic conventions. With its rich visual language and thematic depth, “Flaming Ears” not only explores queer identity and desire but also critiques the commodification of art and the oppressive mechanisms of society, establishing itself as a unique piece of underground cinema.

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