PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Enfant Terrible

Local title
Enfant terrible
Original title
Enfant Terrible
Director
Oskar Roehler
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
IN FOCUS: NEW GERMAN CINEMA, OPENING FILM
Genre
/mängufilm/

Life and work in a state of constant frenzy. Director Oskar Roehler, arguably he himself an enfant terrible of German cinema, has crafted an uncompromising portrait of a director who left a deep mark in cinema history: Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Before dying at the age of 37, he had managed to finish more than 40 films. How was this even possible? In all graphic detail the film shows Fassbinders endless appetite for work, drugs, love and sex, the physical self-exploitation he put upon himself – and everyone involved. The resulting body of work remains unparalleled in its energy.

And the energy of the man stomped over others from the beginning – 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder takes the stage of Munich’s Antitheater in 1967 and takes over the production. Then he does one film after another, triumphant in Berlin and Cannes.

He quickly attracts a following and polarises again and again, just like this episodic film does – 
following its very own path with studio atmosphere and idiosyncratic lighting.

The dramaturgy of colour and lighting leans in directly into Fassbinder’s universe, and Oliver Masucci as Rainer Werner Fassbinder – a man of genius and transgression – gives one of the defining performances of his career, truly embodying the director.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Oskar Roehler
Screenwriter
Klaus Richter
Cast
Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, Felix Hellmann, Anton Rattinger, Erdal Yildiz
Producer
Markus Zimmer, Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
DoP
Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Editor
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Runtime
Language
German
Director
Oskar Roehler

Oskar Roehler (snd 1959) on kaasaegse Saksa filmi üks viljakamatest ja tunnustatumatest autoritest, kes on töötanud ja töötab nii režissööri, stsenaristi kui ka ajakirjanikuna. Alates 1980. aastate keskpaigast on ta keskendunud siiski filmide lavastamisele. Tema üks esimesi auhinnatuid filme oli "No Place to Go", isiklik lugu lavastaja emast, mis esilinastus Cannes'i festivalil (Director's Fortnight sektsioon) ja pälvis Saksa filmiauhinna Lola kui aasta parim saksa film. 2010. aasta filmiga "Jew Suss: Rise and Fall" nomineeriti Roehlerit Berliinis Kuldkaru auhinnaga. Mitmed tema filmid on leidnud tee ka PÖFFi programmi. Tänavune festivali avafilm "Enfant terrible" on Roehleri pika karjääri 14. täispikk kinofilm ja see on kummardus kõige legendaarsemale Saksa filmitegijale - Rainer Werner Fassbinderile.

(valik/selected): Der alte Affe Angst (Angst, 2003), Agnes und seine Brüder (Agnes ja tema vennad, PÖFF 2004), Elementarteilchen (Elementaarosakesed, PÖFF 2006), Lulu und Jimi (Lulu and Jimi, 2009), Jud Süss - Film ohne Gewissen (Jew Suss: Rise and Fall, 2010), Quellen des Lebens (Eluallikad, PÖFF 2013)

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Screenings

Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening000003 / Enfant terrible
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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