Thursday 15 March 2018

CINEMA REBORN - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's IN A YEAR OF 13 MOONS (West Germany, 1978)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The latest post on the Cinema Reborn website is devoted to David Hare's program note for the screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's In a Year of 13 Moons on Sunday 6 May.

Here's the opening para: 

Fassbinder’s 1978 film, In a Year of 13 Moons opens with a long shot, photographed at the Magic hour of dusk, of a parkland gay beat by the Main river in Frankfurt. The shot is penetrated by the tottering, incoherent figure of Elvira, dressed as a man, who makes contact with one of three hustlers, to whom she hands cash for sex. He begins to caress her genitals while the screen now lights up with another totemic signal of so many 70s arthouse movies, a “sage commentary” text about the seasons of the moon and the alleged lunar effects over periods of 13 moons upon folk with a depressive bent who may commit suicide.....

For the complete set of notes, credits, filmography and some superb stills provided courtesy of the film's distributor StudioCanal you can click through to the Cinema Reborn website here.

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