The 28th FILMFEST HAMBURG will take place on September 24, 2020 with "Enfant Terrible" opened. The in the MMC Studios and shot in Munich, the film is a great bow by the director Oskar Roehler before the German director icon Rainer Werner cooperwho would have turned 75 in May of this year.
Episodically draws Oskar Roehler together with screenwriter Klaus Richter the life of the still polarizing artist, played by Oliver Masucci, after. He shows him as a workaholic exceptional director in the circle of an illustrious crowd of actresses, self-promoters and lovers, and as an uncompromising, self-exploiting and always looking for love.
Like no other stands Rainer Werner Fassbinder for the "New German Film", a movement that turned against the lulling, commercial cinema of the postwar period. Fassbinder's films were radical and challenging for the audience, often disturbing, with their own visual language and staged artificiality.
From 1969 until his untimely death in 1982 Fassbinder made forty filmsincluding "Faustrecht der Freiheit," "Fontane Effi Briest," "Die Ehe der Maria Braun," "Lola," "Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss," which won the Golden Bear in Berlin in 1982, and the 1974 Cannes competition entry, "Angst essen Seele auf," which gave him his international breakthrough.
For Oskar Roehler, Fassbinder is "a comet in the night-black Berlin sky, a garish neon sign fluttering in the wind, a monolith who invented bright colors to set the scene, but who was actually made of the cold, gray bedrock of postwar German society."
In "Enfant Terrible"Oskar Roehler approaches this shrill and at the same time destructive Fassbinder universe. The film received an official invitation to this year's Cannes Film Festivalwhich was canceled due to the Corona pandemic. "Enfant Terrible" would have been the only German feature film contribution.
The director Oskar Roehler and the actors are expected at the premiere in Hamburg.
"Enfant Terrible" was produced by Bavaria Filmproduktion in co-production with X Filme Creative Pool, WDR, BR and ARTE and has been sponsored by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
The film was released in summer 2019 at MMC Studio 30/31 and in Munich rotated.
Weltkino will release the film nationwide on October 1, 2020.
FILMFEST HAMBURG takes place from September 24 - October 3, 2020 as compact festival edition with around 70 films will take place. Festival cinemas are the Abaton, CinemaxX Dammtor, Metropolis, Passage and Studio-Kino. Due to space limitations in the cinemas, for some productions also Streaming tickets offered.
More information: www.filmfesthamburg.de
Photo: Katja Riemann and Oliver Masucci. Credit: Bavaria Filmproduktion