REVIEW FOR THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN - A GERMAN FILM BY RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club, is screening some of the celebrated works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder in this exhibition of 9 of his unforgettable and unsurpassed films, from 20th to 26th August, at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre.
Today, the fourth day, The Marriage Of Maria Braun will be screened. Fassbinder's biggest international box-office success and the first part of his "postwar trilogy," The Marriage Of Maria Braun is a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her own life, as well as a pointed metaphorical attack on a society determined to forget its past.
Maria marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only to have him disappear in the war. Alone, Maria uses her beauty and ambition to prosper in Germany's "economic miracle" of the 1950s.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder was born in 1945 and died in 1982. He was one of the most significant directors of the "New German Cinema". In just 13 years, between 1969 and 1982, he made 44 films. He wrote 14 plays, revised six others and directed 25. He wrote 4 radio plays and 37 screenplays and worked on a further 13 scripts with other writers. Fassbinder's films are among the most valid social documents produced between the late '60s and early '80s in Germany; his plays are among the most performed of any post-war German dramatist.
Please contact Goethe-Zentrum at 6552-6443 or Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.