Wednesday April 28th 2021, 12:01 am - Sunday, May 2nd @ 11:59 pm

Virtual Festival

Runtime: 134 mins

Language: German, French and English w/ English Subtitles

Director: Oskar Roehler

Country: Germany, 2020

Genre: Drama, Gay, Historical


When 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of a small, progressive theatre in Munich in 1967 and seizes the theater 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 film festivals and are hailed and hated by audiences, 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.



Honors -

- Cannes Film Festival
- FilmFest Hamburg
- Sevilla Film Festival