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Fassbinder’s LOLA is restored

Fassbinder, the prolific German Nouvelle Vague Director, is much admired by American indie filmmakers such as Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater and is enjoying a long overdue revival and reappraisal thanks to a recent in depth retrospective from the BFI. 298 weitere Wörter


Focus On Rainer Werner Fassbinder

To mark the 35th anniversary of the death of West German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Picturehouse Cinemas presents a selection of six of his most acclaimed films, all screening in new digital restorations. 847 weitere Wörter


May 31: Happy Birthday Clint Eastwood and Colin Farrell

It’s Clint Eastwood’s 87th birthday today.  After his service in the Army (those were the days of the draft), he began working in film and television in the mid-fifties.  1.368 weitere Wörter

Celebrity Birthdays

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. (1972)


500 (or so) words on the World according to Fassbinder: Lola (1981, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Lola is Fassbinder in overdrive (“in the red” as star Armin Mueller-Stahl put it, although he seems to have forgotten about the blue his character is always clad in and which sums up the duality and the wildness of this film too). 530 weitere Wörter



Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

West Germany, 1969

HOME, 18 May 2017

This is a pared down film, an adaptation of Fassbinder‘s own play, which examines contemporary (circa 1969) attitudes to women, foreigners, homosexuality, etc. 143 weitere Wörter

Film Review

Philosophical Screens: Chinesisches Roulette/Chinese Roulette (West Germany/France, 1976)

This blog is a written version of some of the things that I shall be discussing tonight (Wednesday 10 May 2017) at the British Film Institute… 3.042 weitere Wörter