Fassbinder's 1972 adaptation of his own play, concerning a claustrophobic love triangle between three women.
Although only 37 when he died, the prolific German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder had racked up an incredible 39 feature films. Few were as brilliantly crafted as The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. An observation on loneliness and power, and featuring an all female cast (notably Margit Carstensen in the lead role), the film has recently been restored, looking more dazzling than ever.
Film scholar Alan Fair will lead an informal discussion about the film after the screening. A new Little Earthquake production of Fassbinder's original play is also running at Birmingham University, from 19-21 March.
Part of Film Bug, in partnership with and across Colmore Business District from 20-21 March.
Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany 1972, 124 mins Cert: 15