New DVD und Blu-ray editions

Over recent months several new home-cinema editions of Rainer Werner Fassbinder films have been released in the USA, Germany and Italy. The Criterion Collection has brought out THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT and THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS for the first time on Blu-ray. The renowned American label is known for its high-quality (…)

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Summer Salutations

The RWFF will be closed from 1 August 2015 until and including 4 September 2015. The seventieth anniversary of RWF’s birth has been extensively celebrated and our team is now taking a well deserved break. Before closing for the holidays, we would like to take this opportunity to announce that from September 2015 the RWFF (…)

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“Fassbinder – NOW” exhibition runs till 23 August 2015 with photographs by Jeff Wall

The Canadian artist Jeff Wall has engaged intensively with the aesthetics of the German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The exhibition FASSBINDER – NOW, curated by the German Film Museum, Frankfurt am Main, in collaboration with the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and currently showing in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau (until Sunday, 23 August) explores not only Fassbinder work (…)

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Wolf Gremm has died

On 14 July the German director and scriptwriter Wolf Gremm died at the age of 73 after battling with cancer. Gremm was known above all as a representative of New German Cinema. In 1973, after studying at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, Gremm made his first full-length feature, ICH DACHTE, ICH WÄRE (…)

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THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN: German cinema premiere of the restored version

On Saturday, 4 July the Filmplus Festival of Film Editing and Montage is presenting a very special screening at the Filmforum in the Museum Ludwig within the framework of the Cologne Cinema Nights (Kölner Kino Nächte): the premiere of the new 4K restoration of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, which is being (…)

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