The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Monday, August 22, 2011

Introduced by Jack Ferver!

We’re thrilled to finally be able to present a Fassbinder film, especially one as rich and rewarding as the classic Petra Von Kant. Featuring the astonishing Margit Carstensen as a lesbian fashion designer who manipulates her assistant, daughter, mother, and lover– it’s beloved by our guest presenter, critically-acclaimed choreographer Jack Ferver, who calls it a “wickedly funny, sexy, and gorgeous film about how insane we can all be.” Sumptuously filmed by longtime collaborator Michael Ballhaus and featuring Fassbinder regulars Eva Mattes, Hanna Schygulla, and Irm Hermann.

  • Country West Germany
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1972
  • Running Time 124 minutes
  • Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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