Lead actress Hannah Schygulla creates nothing less than a masterpiece in her performance of Maria Braun, a self-made woman who builds a new life out of the rubble of World War II, riding the wave of Germany’s post-war economic growth. Fassbinder was driven to make seen what others refused to look at, and his country’s soul in the post-war period was ripe for the picking. The eager forgetfulness of the immediate past sets the stage for the MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (1978), which was followed in Fassbinder’s post-war “BRD Trilogy” by the films LOLA and VERONIKA VOSS, which also featured female heroines.
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.