March 11 - 31, 2022
Germany, color, 134 min., 2019/2020
Director: Oskar Roehler
Main Cast: Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Eva Mattes
It seemed hardly likely that Rainer Werner Fassbinder would go on to have a glorious career as a filmmaker when, in 1967, at the age of 22, he upended the staging of the Anti Theatre in Munich. But his unconventional, rebellious style proved to be irresistible to audiences, soon he was making one film after another, causing a sensation at the festivals in Cannes and Berlin.
The film follows the exciting and stage-rich life of the genius German director. Not only do Fassbinder's films have many facets, but so did the man himself. He led a life of excess—one that created filmic masterpieces, but also personal stumblings…