Newsletter December 2022

Best lists classify and hierarchize; they testify to a passion for cinema and yet should not be taken too seriously. Probably one of the most famous of such lists comes from the English magazine Sight & Sound and is dedicated every ten years to the search for the best films of all time. With over (…)

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Newsletter October 2022

François Ozon’s new film PETER VON KANT has been showing in German, Austrian and Swiss cinemas since the end of September. The loose adaptation of Fassbinder’s 1972 play “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant,” which RWF also filmed himself, opened this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. In Ozon’s version, the fashion designer in Fassbinder’s (…)

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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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