Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 120: Mon May 1

Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (Fassbinder, 1975): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 5.45pm

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 6th and you can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Superior 1975 Fassbinder film, with the wonderful Brigitte Mira (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) as a hausfrau whose husband goes insane, killing his boss's son and throwing himself into the jaws of the assembly line. She becomes a symbol to the left wing and a freak to the right. No other director understands the strength of mediocre minds as does Fassbinder; when his films don't slip into derision, they can be ineffably moving, as this one is. The ending is impossible, but it is perfect (which may be why it's impossible).
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the opening.

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