Friday, 21 April 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 121: Tue May 2

Fear of Fear (Fassbinder, 1975): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6pm


The excellent Rainer Werner Fassbinder season continues at the BFI Southbank with this 35mm  screening. Full details of the season can be found here. This film is also being screened on May 7th and you can find all the details here. Tonight's presentation is introduced by Dr Mattias Frey of the University of Kent.

BFI introduction:Overwhelmed by anxiety, a middle-class wife and mother (Carstensen) tries alcohol, Valium and listening to Leonard Cohen, but nothing seems to help – least of all the interfering in-laws who accuse her of not being ‘normal’. With echoes of Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives, this disturbing account of one woman’s struggle to conform deserves to be much better known.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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