Essential Cinema: The Bitter Tears of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Germany, 1972, 2h 4min, 35mm, In German with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  The Bitter Tears of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtimes

Thu, Jul 19

In this intense melodrama, an egomaniacal fashion designer draws nearer to crisis in her personal life as an attractive young woman enters her orbit. Margit Carstensen is unforgettable in the title role. With equally compelling turns from her ensemble of co-stars. A gorgeous nightmare of excess set entirely inside one of the most decadent apartments imaginable.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

This series celebrates the prolific master of New German Cinema and his razor-sharp gaze at culture and society across genre and style. Presented in conjunction with the restoration of his series of TV films, EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY.

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