The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

1972, 124m, 35mm, West Germany

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Screened May 31, 2017

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Caustic, self-pitying fashion designer Margit Carstensen is locked in a love-hate triangle with mute assistant Irm Hermann and gorgeous model Hanna Schygulla in this high-gloss, all-female melodrama, shot in claustrophobic long takes on a single, mannequin-filled set. “Fassbinder’s most harshly stylized and perhaps most significant film” (Dave Kehr).

In German with English subtitles

A film by R.W. Fassbinder