Posts Tagged: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Doubles: Sybille Schmitz

The inspiration for Fassbinder’s masterpiece, Veronika Voss

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Doubles: Sybille Schmitz

The inspiration for Fassbinder’s masterpiece, Veronika Voss

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Actor Karlheinz Böhm (1928-2014)

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Actor Karlheinz Böhm (1928-2014)

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.

Impressions de la Haute Mongolie

As part of its “Artists and Filmmakers” programme, documenta is showing the 1976 film Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, made by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer and partly inspired by Raymond Roussel.

Impressions de la Haute Mongolie

As part of its “Artists and Filmmakers” programme, documenta is showing the 1976 film Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, made by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer and partly inspired by Raymond Roussel.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 3

The retro-revellers at Bohème Sauvage are responding to a particular idea of Weimar Berlin, a fragile, frantic golden age of sexual license and social mobility, lewd and doomed. The undying allure of the Weimar Berlin evoked by Isherwood’s books ensures that the reality of the city in that era can never be divorced from its fictional echoes.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 3

The retro-revellers at Bohème Sauvage are responding to a particular idea of Weimar Berlin, a fragile, frantic golden age of sexual license and social mobility, lewd and doomed. The undying allure of the Weimar Berlin evoked by Isherwood’s books ensures that the reality of the city in that era can never be divorced from its fictional echoes.

Review: Mondo Lux

Werner Schroeter never seeks our pity and his plain-spoken insights prevent Mondo Lux becoming a mere obituary. The last line of Eika Katappa, issued on a deathbed, echoes Schroeter’s sentiments best of all: “Life is very precious, even right now”.

Review: Mondo Lux

Werner Schroeter never seeks our pity and his plain-spoken insights prevent Mondo Lux becoming a mere obituary. The last line of Eika Katappa, issued on a deathbed, echoes Schroeter’s sentiments best of all: “Life is very precious, even right now”.

Art film/film art

Pascal Hofmann and Benny Jaberg’s excellent documentary Daniel Schmid – Le chat qui pense is released in Germany next week.

Art film/film art

Pascal Hofmann and Benny Jaberg’s excellent documentary Daniel Schmid – Le chat qui pense is released in Germany next week.

Review: Daniel Schmid – Le chat qui pense

I can’t remember the last time I was so affected by a screen portrayal of an artist’s life and work. What a rare treat this was, and how perfectly did it illustrate the power of documentary filmmaking in opening up entire worlds.

Review: Daniel Schmid – Le chat qui pense

I can’t remember the last time I was so affected by a screen portrayal of an artist’s life and work. What a rare treat this was, and how perfectly did it illustrate the power of documentary filmmaking in opening up entire worlds.

The grotesque burlesque of Valeska Gert

Valeska Gert first made her name in the early Weimar Republic with interpretive routines which expanded the vocabulary of dance just as Expressionist painters were doing in figurative art.

The grotesque burlesque of Valeska Gert

Valeska Gert first made her name in the early Weimar Republic with interpretive routines which expanded the vocabulary of dance just as Expressionist painters were doing in figurative art.

XIIDX day 10: life after Fassbinder

Of the core of performers who featured regularly in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s movies, two of the most compelling were Ingrid Caven and Hanna Schygulla. Both still perform, whether in front of the camera or — occasionally — in cabaret.

XIIDX day 10: life after Fassbinder

Of the core of performers who featured regularly in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s movies, two of the most compelling were Ingrid Caven and Hanna Schygulla. Both still perform, whether in front of the camera or — occasionally — in cabaret.