Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

Emma Küsters: Everybody's out for something.
Once you realize that, everything is simple.

Writer director and MNPP fave (the last part being the most important, natch) Rainer Werner Fassbinder was born on this day in the year 1945. In all seriousness we sure do like him! Even though he was, as the kids say, problematic. We're all fucking problematic -- but not all of us can turn our bullshit into The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. Point Rainer. Have any of you seen Mother Küsters before? It's been awhile for me but I remember loving it very much, with it containing one of his greatest roles for Ali: Fear of the Soul star Brigitte Mira. She plays a housewife and mother who becomes politically radicalized. I feel like this movie used to be kind of tough to get a good copy of, but that changed last year when Arrow included it in their third boxed set of RWF movies. So go see it, is my point. And happy Fassbinder Day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fassbinder brought me to MNPP many years ago. Thanks! Love, G