Back to IndieWire

Wolfe Video Acquires ‘The Circle,’ Winner of Berlin’s Teddy Award

Wolfe Video Acquires 'The Circle,' Winner of Berlin's Teddy Award

Wolfe Video has acquired all North American rights to Stefan Haupt’s new film “The Circle (Der Kreis).” A gay emancipation docu-drama, “The Circle” has already won Berlin’s Panorama Audience nod and a Teddy Award.

The film has already been picked up for distribution in a few European countries, but Maria Lynn, Wolfe Video’s CEO, is excited to introduce “Circle” to American audiences. According to Lynn, “The Circle” is a “very special film and its elegant documentation of our history.”

Set in 1950s Zurich, the film follows a young teacher and his challenging affair with a transgendered star, Robi Rapp. As the teacher navigates the difficult cultural climate of a post-WW2 Germany, he becomes a member of the first gay rights organization Ker Kreis.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox