Dir: Stefan Haupt, Scr: Stefan Haupt, Christian Felix, Ivan Madeo, Urs Frey, 2014, Switzerland, German with English subtitles, 101 min.

Teddy Award winner at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, THE CIRCLE captures an extraordinary romance set against the backdrop of Switzerland’s thriving post-WWII underground gay movement. Director Stefan Haupt has fashioned a gorgeous hybrid of a film, uncovering a vibrant love story between a singer and schoolteacher who bravely defied the constraining laws of their era.