In The Man Who Loved His Kind the artist Ellis, visiting an art opening, gets caught in a maelstrom of smugness and contempt of the art-scene. In a conversation with another visitor of the exhibition a web of accusations and humiliations unfolds. As he passes criticism on the social function of the event and society itself, he completely fails to practise what is essential to his claim: the Recognition of the Other. An ethical and social dilemma.
The plot is based on a story of the same title by Virginia Woolf. It is filmed on a real exhibition-opening by the filmmaker.