PENTHESILEA

shortfilm, 30′, 2019

LOGLINE 

In the concrete setting of a big city, transgender woman Penthesilea begins a passionate love affair with Latif. When suspicions of betrayal arise, their relationship spirals into a complex web of love and deception.

ABOUT

In the drama Penthesilea, Heinrich von Kleist revisits the ancient myth of the Amazons, telling the tragic love story between Penthesilea and Achilles. The story of a couple whose love defies social norms is brought into the modern world in the short film Penthesilea. In collaboration with 3sat, Maximilian Villwock adapts the classic story into a dark and brutal tale.

CREDITS

⁣PENTHESILEA __ Charlotte L. Velilla Núñez
LATIF __ Souleymane Sylla

DIRECTED by __ Maximilian Villwock
SCREENPLAY __ Maximilian Villwock & ⁣⁣Isabella Oliveira Kröger
DOP __ Cedric Retzmann
PRODUCER __ Fridolin Lehmann
⁣⁣COLOR GRADING __ Juan Galva
⁣⁣EDITING __ Martin Herold ⁣⁣
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK __ Syndrone Music