Newsletter May 2017

On 11 April the film world suffered a great loss with death of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus at the age of 81. Ballhaus worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder on a series of 15 films, stretching from WHITY to THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN. Recalling the exhibition “Fassbinder – NOW” in the German weekly “Die Zeit,” Gerhard (…)

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Newsletter March 2017

The Berlinale, Berlin’s international film festival, is over for this year – and the world premiere of the digitally restored version of Fassbinder’s EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY was an unqualified success. Berliners who did not make it to the screenings still have a chance to see the series on 31 March and 1 (…)

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Newsletter Januar 2017

The Berlinale, Berlin’s renowned film festival, is just around the corner. From 9 to 19 February, Potsdamer Platz will once become a Mecca of the film world. This year as in other years the festival program includes a number of screenings we think our readers will be particularly interested in – above all the restored (…)

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Newsletter December 2016

One of the highpoints of 2016 for the Fassbinder Foundation has been the euphoric reception of the RWF retrospective presented in November by the Goethe Institute in Beijing as part of the 4th Festival of German Film. The Fassbinder section of the festival comprised Annekatrin Hendel’s documentary FASSBINDER, a number of the director’s own films (…)

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Newsletter November 2016

The long wait is almost over. Eva Mattes’ spectacular farewell to her long-running role as police superintendent Klara Blum in the series Tatort is finally coming to German TV screens. The episode, titled WOFÜR ES SICH ZU LEBEN LOHNT (What is worth living for), is like a class reunion for great Fassbinder actresses. Hanna Schygulla, (…)

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