Thursday 7 October 10:45pm


76 mins

Director: R.P Kahl Country: Germany
Writer: R.P Kahl Original Format: 35mm
Dir. of Photography: Fabian Knecht Print Source: Jinga Films
Producer: R.P Kahl, Torsten Neumann, Christoph Thoke
Cast: Miriam Mayet, Matthias Faust, Lana Cooper

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

The lines between relationships blur when a director and two actors begin rehearsing for a film with sex scenes


Nina, a film director, and her two actors move into a large old apartment in a run-down area of Berlin. She is to start shooting a movie about the physical side of love. She begins in-depth rehearsals with her actors, hoping to explore and develop the story she wants to tell.

Set against the cold winter outside, the real-sex test rehearsals in front of the warm studio lights become hypnotic meditations in themselves. Sparsely shot, the physical drama and tension between actors resonates through the corridors of their dilapidated apartment.

As Nina continues searching for the essence of her film, the acted and the genuine relationships begin to merge. Between the actors, Hans and Marie, there is a chemistry which starts in front of the camera and slowly permeates through to their real lives as they watch back rushes on a projector. Bedways is an exploration into the psychological effects on relationships when two people are made to act out real sex. It gives a cool, restrained portrayal of bohemian life in Berlin. A low budget erotic meditation, this film is set apart by its unique attitude and quirkiness.


All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street