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RW FASSBINDER 23 SUN 7 MAY WED 10 MAY 18:10 NFT2 20:40 NFT3 SUN 28 MAY TUE 30 MAY WED 31 MAY 18:15 NFT3 20:30 NFT2 21:00 NFT1 FRI 26 MAY MON 29 MAY 20:40 NFT3 18:00 NFT1 Fassbinder: To Love without Demands Fassbinder: at elske uden at kraeve Denmark 2015. Dir Christian Braad Thomsen. With Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Irm Hermann, Lilo Pempeit. 109min. Digital. EST Danish filmmaker Christian Braad Thomsen, one of the most perceptive commentators on Fassbinder’s work, enjoyed an enduring friendship with the German enfant terrible. This intimate portrait, suffused with tenderness towards its subject, includes Braad Thomsen’s previously unreleased interview from 1978 in which Fassbinder, somewhat the worse for wear, offers fascinating and frequently startling reflections on his life and times. Querelle W Germany 1982. Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau. 108min. 35mm. 18 'The ultimate goal of human endeavour: to live one’s own life.' Fassbinder’s words on the subject of his last film are movingly apt. It’s an adaptation of one of his all-time favourites, Jean Genet’s homoerotic novel about a beautiful, opium-dealing sailor on shore leave in the port of Brest. A dream-like tale of sex, murder and the quest for self-realisation. Veronika Voss Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss W Germany 1982. Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess. 104min. 35mm. EST. 12A Set in the 1950s, Fassbinder’s late, great masterpiece centres on the relationship between a young sports journalist and an ageing movie star, once a favourite of Goebbels, who cannot accept that her career is now over. Shot in gleaming black and white, this is an eerie vision of post-war Germany, a haunted world of shadows, secrets and suppressed memories. @BFI DOC


BFI SB Guide May Page Turner
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