Saturday, 6 May 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 136: Wed May 17

In A Year with 13 Moons (Fassbinder, 1978): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 5.20pm


The excellent Rainer Werner Fassbinder season continues at the BFI Southbank with this screening. Full details of the season can be found here. This film is also being screened on May 14th you can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:Rainer Werner Fassbinder's distant, episodic study of the sad, turgid last days of an unhappy transsexual. There's none of the allegorical cushioning he provided in The Marriage of Maria Braun: Elvira (seamlessly played by Volker Spengler) is irreducibly, ineluctably him/herself, and her problems are not social, political, or moral, but exclusively those of her grotesque condition—the unloved lover. The subject invites easy compassion and pity, but Fassbinder's icy camera style keeps us at arm's length, calling up a much more complex response.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) id the opening.

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