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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Newsletter October 2021

On 9 September, in the presence of guests such as Hanna Schygulla, Harry Baer and RWFF President Juliane Maria Lorenz, the exhibition “The Rainer Fassbinder Method. A Retrospective” opened in Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle. The show, the scale of which the WDR-3 radio program Resonanzen described as “enormous,” includes 800 objects and film scripts, a 100-meter timeline (…)

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Newsletter July 2021

On 12 July Hanna Schygulla was awarded the City of Munich’s Culture Prize at the Munich Film Museum. The actress and singer was presented with the prize, which comes with 10,000 euros, by the city’s mayor, Dieter Reiter. Thomas Becker from the Süddeutsche Zeitung attended the award ceremony and in his report discusses, among other (…)

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