JohanBy Water Bearer Films
It's the 70s and the look of love is retro. As his imprisoned lover Johan awaits sentencing, filmmaker Phillipe Vallois attempts to recreate their passionate love affair with a series of other beautiful young Parisian men. Here the film becomes a meditation on spontaneous, unbridled sensuality and interracial romance.
Originally screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976, it was then given an X rating by the French government and soon disappeared from the cinema world. Edited cuts emerged now and then but now, thanks to a more modern society, the complete, unedited version can be shown. From a fresh master, with new subtitles "Johan" comes back from the past to combine its mastery of cinema-verte with a frank and unapologetic eroticisism. A piece of gay cinema history that is a must for any film collector and any fan of classic movies.