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RW FASSBINDER 18 WED 3 MAY FRI 5 MAY WED 10 MAY 18:30 NFT1 20:50 NFT2 18:15 NFT1 THU 4 MAY TUE 9 MAY 20:40 NFT2 18:10 NFT2 MON 1 MAY MON 8 MAY 20:20 NFT2 20:40 NFT2 book online at bfi.org.uk Chinese Roulette Chinesisches Roulette W Germany 1976. Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Margit Carstensen, Anna Karina, Alexander Allerson, Ulli Lommel. 82min. Digital. EST. 15 Psychodrama with a vengeance: Fassbinder’s first international co-production, drenched in gothic atmosphere, is another deadly assault on the institution of marriage. An embittered adolescent (‘they hate me because I’m crippled!’) brings her emotionally estranged parents together at their country house for a weekend full of shocking revelations. Michael Ballhaus’ camera, ruthless and restless, leads us through a labyrinth of lies. See p24 for a Philosophical Screens event Also available on Satan’s Brew Satansbraten W Germany 1976. Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Kurt Raab, Margit Carstensen, Helen Vita. 106min. 35mm. EST. 18 In this hysterical black comedy, Kurt Raab gives it all he’s got as a fashionable left-wing poet stricken with writer’s block. Everyone has to suffer, especially when he decides he’s the reincarnation of a long-dead author with a slavish circle of young male disciples. The dangerous cult of the charismatic artist is satirised to the hilt in Fassbinder’s outrageous, self-lacerating farce. I Only Want You to Love Me Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt W Germany 1975. Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Vitus Zeplichal, Elke Aberle, Johanna Hofer. 104min. Digital. EST. 15 Subtitled ‘a fairy tale about constraints’, this superb piece of storytelling is based on a real-life interview with a convicted murderer. After an emotionally deprived childhood, Peter (Zeplichal) is desperately eager to please – a slave to desires that aren’t truly his own. Peer Raben delivers one of his finest scores and Ernie Mangold is memorably chilling as Peter’s monstrous mother. Photo: Arrow Films


BFI SB Guide May Page Turner
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