A queer narrative art film based on the historical figure Elagabalus, emperor of Rome.
The story is told through a chorus of eccentric drag performers, tableaux vivants, and a musical number. The film culminates in a recreation of The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, in which a decadent feast is ended with death by suffocation from a cavalcade of rose petals.
- CinefestOZ 2020
- St Kilda Film Festival 2021
|Story||Xanthe Dobbie & Sam Herriman|
|Director & Editor||Xanthe Dobbie|
|Production Designers||Lily Bennett & Max Boutwell Draper|
|Cinematographer||Sidat de Silva|