In person: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Recording Date: (November 02, 1975)
Original Format: U-matic Low-Band

On November 2, 1975, with writer-director-actor Rainer Werner Fassbinder (*1945; †1982) in attendance, the Film Museum screened what is arguably his most personal film, Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975). The event marked the first time a film by the enfant terrible of New German Cinema was shown at the Film Museum. In the ensuing discussion with the audience, Fassbinder spoke with inimitable aplomb and bravura about the making of the film, the homosexual milieu in which it is set and his understanding of revolutionary cinema. (In German)


Published to commemorate the 70th anniversary of R.W. Fassbinder's birth

Thanks to the Medienwerkstatt Wien, ORFIII and the Fassbinder Foundation

The Q&A is online in its full length on our YouTube channel.