Saturday, 25 March 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 101: Wed Apr 12

Beware of a Holy Whore (Fassbinder, 1971): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.10pm

The excellent Rainer Werner Fassbinder season continues at the BFI Southbank with this screening. Full details of the season here. Tonight's screening is introduced by season programmer Margaret Deriaz.

Chicago Reader review:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1970 film about a movie crew trapped in a Spanish seaside hotel, waiting first for the star (Eddie Constantine) to arrive and then for the director (Lou Castel) to find his inspiration. This edgy, violent, impacted movie was based on incidents that occurred during the shooting of Fassbinder's Whity, and survivors claim that it more or less accurately records the paranoia and desperate needfulness that reigned on Fassbinder's sets. It was also the last film of his ragged avant-gardist period; with the subsequent Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, he moved into an emulation of a Hollywood director's distance and control. With Hanna Schygulla, Ulli Lommel, and Magdalena Montezuma.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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