Saturday, 25 March 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 100: Tue Apr 11

The Merchant of Four Seasons (Fassbinder, 1971): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.50pm


The excellent Rainer Werner Fassbinder season continues at the BFI Southbank with this screening. Full details here. Tonight's film can also be seen at BFI Southbank on April 16th and 28th. You can find all the information here.

Chicago Reader review:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder has a genius for detailing the pain of suppressed emotional states, and even at its most achingly deliberate, his style in dealing with the petit bourgeois mentality is a source of endless fascination. This 1971 feature, originally shot for German television, chronicles the struggles of a fruit peddler to build a semblance of a life for himself and his wife—with whom he maintains only the barest contact—in postwar Germany. With Hans Hirschmuller, Irm Hermann, and Hanna Schygulla.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is an extract.

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