Queerly Beloved:
Different from the Others

Richard Oswald

Richard Oswald







50 mins

Queerly Beloved: Different From the Others

The earliest surviving film to feature a sympathetic portrayal of openly gay characters, Different from the Others was long thought to have been destroyed by the Nazi purge of “decadent” art until it was rediscovered by UCLA in 2011. Following a successful violinist (played by future Casablanca star Conrad Veidt) who falls in love with one of his male students, the film is a courageous work of protest, asserting a view of human sexuality that was decades ahead of its time.

Thanks to Goethe-Institut for their promotional support.

With live piano accompaniment by Darren Creech.


Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.

    • “Groundbreaking” – Los Angeles Times
    • “A captivating story.” – New York Times
    • “The view of the film is at least 50 years ahead of its time.” – UCLA Archive director Jan-Christopher Horak

Sun Mar 15, 8:00 pm

1006 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Curatorial Partners

Government Funder

Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, along with the newly restored historic Toronto cinema Paradise Theatre, are proud to announce a partnership on a new film series entitled ‘Queerly Beloved’, ahead of Inside Out’s upcoming 30th anniversary festival taking place May 21-31. The cinema series, running during March 2020, will showcase eighteen (18) independent and influential queer films at Paradise Theatre, all of which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema, and challenge norms of gender, sexuality, and desire through storytelling.