An investigative portrait of the master of cinematic melodrama, Douglas Sirk. His life was the ultimate melodrama, from which all his films were inspired. Through the testimonies of those closest to him and the unpublished accounts in his wife’s diary, we get closer to this man surrounded by mystery. We discover his world and his story, marked by hope and disillusionment, by death and, of course, by love.
About the director:
Roman Hüben. Director. Born in 1990 in Cologne, Germany he grew up in Switzerland. In 2014 he graduated with BA in Film from ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne). He has directed several short films, including “I’ve Got a Power” (2013) and “Villa Ventura” (2017). “Douglas Sirk – Hope as in Despair” is his first feature documentary.