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Enfant Terrible©Enfant Terrible

KINO/21 German Film Festival
Enfant Terrible

Germany | 2020 | Colour | 134 mins
In German with Chinese and English subtitles 

Genre: Biographical
Director: Oskar Roehler
Screenplay: Klaus Richter
Cast: Oliver Masucci, Katja Riemann, Hary Prinz, Alexander Scheer, Erdal Yildiz

WINNER German Film Critics' Award 2020 - Best Actor
WINNER German Film Awards 2021 - Best Actor
NOMINATED German Film Awards 2021 - Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score
NOMINATED Bavarian Film Awards 2020 - Best Actor
OFFICIAL SELECTION Cannes Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION Filmfest Hamburg 2020 – Opening Film

On the occassion of the screening, we have invited Edmund Li (Film Editor, South China Morning Post) and Dr. Derek Lam (Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong) to talk about Rainer W Fassbinder, his turbulent life and pioneering film aesthetics. 

Date: 23.10.2021 (Sat)
Time: 18:45 (directly after the screening of ENFANT TERRBILE)
Venue: Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema


Edmund Lee © Edmund Lee Edmund Lee
Edmund Lee is the film editor of South China Morning Post. Before joining SCMP's Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.  

Derek Lam © Derek Lam Dr. Derek Lam
Dr. Derek Lam teaches film as a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong.  He has worked for the Hong Kong International Film Festival (most recently on its retrospective of late Godard), Macau's Cinemateca Paixão, and the New York Film Festival.  He obtained his MFA degree in film directing at Columbia University and his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. 

Enfant Terrible ©Enfant Terrible


When 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of the ‘Antitheater’ in Munich in 1967 and seizes the theatre production without further ado, nobody suspects this brazen nobody to become one of the most important post-war German filmmakers. His passionate and driven character swiftly attracts a bunch of dedicated admirers made up of actors, narcissists and suitors. As if he senses his limited life span, he almost frantically creates film after film. While Fassbinder radically pursues his creative vision and views of society and people, he polarizes professionally and privately. Despite early setbacks, many of his films break through at the most renowned films festivals and are hailed and hated by audience, critics and fellow filmmakers. His anger and his longing for love as well as his self-exploitation, which he also imposes on everyone around him, have made him the most memorable and radical film director, an enfant terrible.

Screening Schedule

23.10.2021 (Sat), 4:30 PM
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema
* With post-screening talk
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