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Life, Love & Celluloid

Life, Love & Celluloid

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who died young and whose death also signified a transition in German cinema, left not only an extensive body of film and theatre work , but also a great many admirers and critics. A legend in his own lifetime, his films never cease to hold a fascination right up to the present day. A new generation of viewers, bringing with them new experiences and encountering his work with a fresh eye, are astonished by how modern his output has remained. They are discovering that his films not only portray contemporary history but also contain quintessential truths concerning human nature and the yoke of dependence and oppression. On another continent, Americans are also re-discovering the "Fassbinder phenomenon".

Life, Love & Celluloid shows nine people who talk about their experiences of programming and watching these films.


Juliane Lorenz was born in 1957 in Mannheim and began working as Rainer Werner Fassbinder's editor in 1977 until his death in 1982 and has since worked with other directors like Werner Schroeter (Malina), Josef Roedl (Der wilde Clown) and Romuald Karmakar (Das Frankfurter Kreuz). She became the director of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation in 1992. She has been responsible for retrospectives of his work in Berlin (1992), the USA and Canada (1997/1998). She has served as writer-director on the documentary short Berlinale 1983 and Life Love & Celluloid (1997). She also co-scripted Werner Schroeter's 1986 documentary A La Recherche Du Soleil - Auf der Suche nach der Sonne.
Genre Art
Category Docu-Fiction
Year of Production 1997
Director Juliane Lorenz
Screenplay Juliane Lorenz
Cinematography Elfi Mikesch
Juliane Lorenz
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ludwig Schrameyer, Charles Ives
Cast Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Rosel Zech, Armin Armani, Laurence Kardish
Producers Juliane Lorenz, Annemarie Abel
Production Company Rainer Werner Fassbinder Werkschau/Berlin
Length 90 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
 German/English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Berlin 1998 (Panorama), Hong Kong 1998
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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