1982, West Germany, 108m, DCP

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Screened June 22, 2019

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In his final film Fassbinder made the gay art film par excellence, adapting Jean Genet’s morally challenging novel in which a sailor kills a man and submits to another’s desires. The director embraced extreme stylization as a means of merging desire and longing with violence and death in the early stages of the AIDS crisis and on the eve of his own passing. Shot in a hermetic studio setting and featuring Brad Davis, Franco Nero, and Jeanne Moreau and music by Peer Raben, Querelle is an unprecedented cinematic event.

In German with English subtitles

A film by R.W. Fassbinder