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Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Angst Essen Seelen Auf aka Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is at once an intimate depiction of a relationship and a critical portrayal of the social context it takes place in. In it, a lonely widow meets a much younger Arab worker in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love, to their own surprise—and to the outright shock of their families, colleagues, and drinking buddies.

 From the opening titles of Ali: Fear Eats the Soul by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany / 1974 / 94 min / German, English subtitles

From the opening titles of Ali: Fear Eats the Soul by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Germany / 1974 / 94 min / German, English subtitles

Fassbinder not only directed this highlight of German New Wave cinema, he also scripted, designed, and produced it. We will show it in a fully restored version, supervised by director of photography Jürgen Jürges.

Here you'll find a short and sharp analysis by Todd Haynes, who directed Far from Heaven (2002), which was based on Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows (1955), also a major inspiration for Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.
 

 Hotel Punta del Este by Luis Sens Argentina / 2015 / 9 min / Spanish, English subtitles

Hotel Punta del Este by Luis Sens
Argentina / 2015 / 9 min / Spanish, English subtitles

The feature film will be preceded by the Dutch premiere of Hotel Punta del Este, a short documentary by Argentinean photographer Luis Sens. In terms of form, it’s a rough counterpart to Fassbinder’s masterpiece; substantively, it chillingly connects its themes to our contemporary situation.


Angst Essen Seelen Auf aka Ali: Fear Eats the Soul by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Wednesday 23 November 2016
doors open: 8.15 PM
tickets: WORM
address: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam