Maybe I need another viewing -- and the same is surely true of the year's two arthouse heavyweights, Tarkovsky's Stalker and Fassbinder
's The Marriage of Maria Braun .
The wunderkind of German cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
, was another famous Bavarian.
From April 7 to 22, there will be a retrospective of avant-garde films by German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, Kalaw St.
OPENING WITH the explosion of a champagne cork that unleashes a chain reaction of casual domestic violence mixed with drunken laughter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
's Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Eight Hours Don't Make a Day)--a five-episode series made in 1972 for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, the largest of Germany's regional television broadcasters--identifies the good guys and the meanies in the first two minutes.
Matthew McVarish's Fassbinder
has stepped straight out of a Jean Paul Gaultier ad.
GFW has also packaged a miniature retrospective of works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
(1945-1982), one of Germany's most prolific, challenging and influential cinematic talents.
Time called his taste in film "populist but eclectic," adding: "He was a fan of Chinese kung-fu movies and Disney animation (he put "Finding Nemo" on his list of the 100 greatest films of all time, along with Jackie Chan's "Drunken Master II"), but also the more demanding works of filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman, Werner Herzog and Rainer Werner Fassbinder
A special discovery was Volker Schlondorff's Baal, an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's early play that starred a twenty-four-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder
in the title role.
Au moment de la sortie de son film La Troisieme generation en 1979, le cineaste allemand Rainer Werner Fassbinder
declarait, au sujet de la troisieme generation des terroristes de la bande a Baader: