Competition Programme: Once I Passed

Competition Programme: Once I Passed

Germany / 2021 / 10mins

Walt Whitman is one of the most important poets in American literature. His poem Once I Pass’d Through a Populous City, tells of his liaison with an unknown woman. Some sixty years after the initial publication, he admitted that it was about an affair with a man. The poem is dedicated, on the one hand, to its autobiographical context, and on the other hand, to its content, the profoundly quiet, yet powerful story of two lovers. 


Screening details

4/9/2022 [Sun]
Kino, 1/F, Eaton HK