Friday 24.5. / 9 pm / Kinoteka Cinema

Teaches of Peaches

Germany, 2024, 102'
Director: Philipp Fussenegger, Judy Landkammer · Screenplay: Cordula Kablitz-Post, Schyda Vasseghi · Photography: Dino Osmanović ASBH · Editing: Judy Landkammer · Production: Cordula Kablitz-Post (avanti media fiction)

The documentary filmed during The Teaches of Peaches 2022 tour seamlessly combines exclusive archival footage with dynamic tour shots, capturing the transformative journey of Canadian Merrill Nisker into a globally celebrated queen of electroclash, Peaches. From the initial conception of her iconic stage performance to rigorous rehearsals and stunning performances, the film offers an intimate behind-the-scenes look. As a feminist musician, producer, director, and performance artist, Peaches has spent over two decades challenging gender stereotypes, solidifying her status as a musical, feminist, and queer icon. Her fearless originality has challenged social norms, dismantled stereotypes, and confronted patriarchal power structures. Through her sardonic wit, Peaches has advocated for LGBTQIA+ rights and addressed issues of gender and sexual identity at a time when it was more the exception rather than the rule in the music industry, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.

Awards and festivals:

Berlinale (2024) – world premiere, Teddy Award for Best Documentary


Austrian director, screenwriter, and producer Philipp Fussenegger won the First Steps German Film Award in 2016 for the film Henry. His documentary debut I Am the Tigress (2021) explores the fascinating life of bodybuilder Tische “The Tigress” Thomas. Fussenegger is currently working on his documentary KitKatClub – Life is a Circus about Berlin’s nightlife. Teaches of Peaches is his second feature-length documentary film.

Judy Landkammer studied multimedia art in Salzburg. Since 2014, she has worked as a film and video editor. Her first medium-length film Henry won the First Steps Award in 2016, and her first feature film The Misandrists premiered at the Berlinale in 2017. Her film Bester Mann (Main Man) won the Jury Prize for medium-length film at the Max Ophüls Preis festival in 2018, and I Am the Tigress was screened at the same festival in 2021. Teaches of Peaches is her first co-directed project.