Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Lola | West Germany | 1981 | 35mm | 113 min. | German with English subtitles Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf Riffing on von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Fassbinder tells of a cabaret singer/prostitute who, in 1957, uses her skills as a temptress to gain money, property and power. The second of Fassbinder’s “BDR trilogy” about postwar German life Lola is “a bitter, brisk, sometimes abruptly moving satire about the West German economic 'miracle' of the 50's” (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).