Newsletter July 2022

“The Arsonists” is the title of the current issue of the venerable French film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. The cover features Pier Paolo Pasolini and Fassbinder, to whom the magazine has devoted a thirty-page focus. The issue includes descriptions of film shoots by the actresses Ingrid Caven and Bulle Ogier and accounts by the directors (…)

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Newsletter May 2022

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was born 77 years ago today. And in less than two weeks, on 10 June, it will be the 40th anniversary of his death. To mark the occasion, the Fassbindertage association is organizing a marathon screening of BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (1980) at Munich’s Monopol Kino from 10-12 June. A detailed screening schedule and (…)

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Newsletter April 2022

A few months after its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, François Ozon’s latest directorial effort, PETER VON KANT, opens in French cinemas on 6 July. The film is a free adaptation of Fassbinder’s play “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant” – which RWF also filmed himself in 1972. In Ozon’s film, however, the (…)

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Newsletter February 2022

The Berlinale, Berlin’s international film festival, opens tomorrow with a screening of François Ozon’s new film, a loose adaptation of Fassbinder’s 1972 play “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant,” which RWF also filmed himself. Presumably, PETER VON KANT will not only deviate from the original in terms of details but also invest it with (…)

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Newsletter December 2021

At this year’s Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (IFFMH), the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award for Best Screenplay was presented for the second time. The jury consisting of director Nicolas Wackerbarth, curator Michelle Carey and producer Kathleen McInnis bestowed the honor on the French directing duo Julie Lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre for their debut feature ZERO FUCKS (…)

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