Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) | West Germany | 1973 | 35mm | 93 min. | German with English subtitles Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Cast: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Irm Hermann In her supreme performance for Fassbinder, Mira plays a lonely, middle-aged widow who begins an affair with an Arab immigrant laborer (Salem). Their love, however, is no match for the shock and outrage of their friends and families. While explicitly exploring contemporary German society, Fassbinder also pays homage to Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows (screening 9/15).