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Title: The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant - Wed 25th October at 7pm
Post by: Zeb on Oct 16, 2017, 04:58:51 PM
The Vito Project, is delighted to be partnering with the German Screen Studies Network, to present a special 35mm screening of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, a 1972 German film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

"Based upon his own play which had premiered the year prior, The Bitter Tears balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director’s roots in experimental theatre. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer (Margit Carstensen) and a beautiful but icy ingenue (Hanna Schygulla)—based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director's own desperate obsession with a young actor—is a true Fassbinder affair, featuring exquisitely claustrophobic cinematography by Michael Ballhaus and full-throttle performances by an all-female cast."

The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Erica Carter, Professor of German and Film at King’s College, and Sue George, journalist, writer and editor.

This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project.

Wed 25th October, 7pm @ Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, SE11 (Nearest tubes Elephant & Castle or Kennington)

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