Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Veronika Voss | West Germany | 1982 | 35mm | 104 min. | German with English subtitles Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Cast: Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess Shot in ghostly black and white, this dark homage to Sunset Blvd. follows a drug-addicted Nazi-era star attempting a comeback in the mid-1950s. Fassbinder’s penultimate film is an eerie, ironic account of self-delusion and exploitation, one that also stands as a sobering prophecy of the director’s demise shortly after its release.