Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 103: Fri Apr 14

Effi Briest (Fassbinder, 1974): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 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 19th . You can find all the information here.

Chicago Reader review:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1974 film of Fontane's 19th-century social novel is an interesting experiment with shifting narrative forms, moving from the compulsive psychological realism of its source to Brechtian distancing devices, often in the same scene. The slow, deliberate pace is sometimes taxing, but this story of a 16-year-old girl locked in the boredom of a loveless marriage is perfectly suited to Fassbinder's stifling mise-en-scene. With Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Schenck.
Dave Kehr 

Here (and above) is an extract.

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