The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Fassbinder

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Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann

With English Subtitles

Country: West Germany
Year: 1975
Duration: 124m

Despite its brilliant all-female cast, this is an intensely autobiographical film in which Fassbinder portrays himself through Petra, a successful but lonely fashion designer who falls in love with a beautiful younger woman very different from herself. A visual and verbal extravaganza and a profound disquisition on loneliness, love, the compulsion to work, and the impossibility of truly honest relationships. BFI Flare

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