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Opening Film: Enfant Terrible

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Thursday, November 18, 7:30 pm
Landmark's E Street Cinema

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Germany, 2020, 134 min., Director: Oskar Roehler, Screenplay/Story: Klaus Richter, Oskar Roehler, Cast: Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, Robert Gwisdek, Production: Bavaria Filmproduktion, X-Filme Creative Pool

• German Film Awards 2021: Winner, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Oliver Masucci); Nominated, Best Sound Design, Best Score

• Bavarian Film Awards 2021: Winner, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Oliver Masucci)

• German Film Critics Association Awards 2021: Nominated, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Oliver Masucci)

When 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of Munich's ‘Antitheater’ (Anti-Theatre) 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. Fassbinder's 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 breakthrough at the most renowned film festivals, and are hailed and hated by audience, critics, and fellow filmmakers. Fassbinder's anger and longing for love, as well as his self-exploitation - which he also imposes on everyone around him - have made him among the most memorable and radical film directors: an enfant terrible.

Oskar Roehler started his career as a screenwriter and had his breakthrough with his second feature No Place to Go (Die Unberührbare, 2000), a very personal portrait of his mother, which premiered in Cannes (Director’s Fortnight) and received the German Film Award (Lola) for best film. His other award-winning films include Angst (Der alte Affe Angst, 2003 – Berlinale Official Competition), Agnes and His Brothers (Agnes und seine Brüder, 2004 – Venice Orizzonti), and his film adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s novel Elementary Particles (Elementarteilchen, 2006 – Berlinale Official Competition).

With Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (Jud Süss - Film ohne Gewissen, 2010 – Berlinale Official Competition) Roehler created one of his most polarizing films. After Sources of Life (Die Quellen des Lebens, 2012 – Karlovy Vary Official Competition) and his ‘Master and Servant’ portrait Outmastered (Herrliche Zeiten, 2018), Enfant Terrible is Roehler's latest film and homage to one of the most legendary and radical German Filmmakers - Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

This film is appropriate for audiences over 18. The film is subtitled in English.

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