No German director was more controversial, more productive and more obsessed with film making than Rainer Werner Fassbinder. When he died in 1982, aged only 37, Fassbinder had revolutionized theatre and left behind a total of 44 self-directed films and TV series. No one before or after him was able to portray German society as truthful and hurtful and polarize as strongly as Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
On the occasion of Annekatrin Hendel’s most recent documentary “Fassbinder” we will not only delve deep into Fassbinder’s work and life, but also show a diverse range of films by him: starting from his early work “Katzelmacher” (1969) to his most renowned movie “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (1978), which was also the first part of Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy. The documentary and retrospective will be opened by Juliane Lorenz, who is best known for her work with Fassbinder and now head of the Fassbinder Foundation. Having authored several books on Fassbinder’s life and work she will give an exclusive insight into his oeuvre.