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RW FASSBINDER 24 book online at bfi.org.uk Philosophical Screens: Repression and Release in Fassbinder’s Chinese Roulette TRT 70min In the latest in our popular series exploring cinema through a philosophical lens, we consider Fassbinder’s spiky, provocative critique of German bourgeois values. Chinese Roulette depicts a savage world riven with infidelity and loathing, where people cruelly goad each other into revealing their deepest secret thoughts and desires – but what truths does Fassbinder unearth? WED 10 MAY 20:00 BLUE ROOM Join film philosophers William Brown, John Ó Maoilearca and Catherine Wheatley as we explore how Fassbinder gives expression to the darkest chambers of the German soul via his repressed characters and their relation to space, objects and each other. Free to ticket-holders of Chinese Roulette on Wed 10 May (but must be booked via the box office due to limited capacity), otherwise £6 See p18 for screenings of Chinese Roulette The Bitter Tears of Fassbinder’s Women: A Symposium TRT 210min Stories of female desire, pain, and resilience are at the heart of Fassbinder’s films. The glamorous divas, heartbroken cleaners, rebellious housewives, and transsexual sex workers that populate his cinematic world were forged in the heat of vital (and sometimes turbulent) creative collaborations with female actors who would return again and again to work with him. Join us at this essential symposium to explore Fassbinder’s complex creative and personal entanglements with key female actor-collaborators (such as Hanna Schygulla, Margit Carstensen, Brigitte Mira and Irm Hermann), and the mixture of cruelty, fascination and empathy he showed for his vital and compelling female characters. ‘WHAT I WANT TO SAY ABOUT SOCIETY, I CAN SAY BETTER WITH WOMEN CHARACTERS’ Rainer Werner Fassbinder PHILOSOPHICAL SCREENS Thoughtful investigations into cinema Photo: Arrow Films The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant TALK TALK SAT 13 MAY 12:00-15:30 NFT3


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