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RW Fassbinder

The Marriage of Maria Braun

+ Q&A with actor Hanna Schygulla and editor Juliane Lorenz (President of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation)

Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Hanna Schygulla is stunning as a German woman who struggles to rebuild her life after WWII.

Image from The Marriage of Maria Braun

W Germany 1978
Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder
With Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Elisabeth Trissenaar
120min
Digital
English subtitles

With a blazing star performance from Hanna Schygulla in the title role, this was the greatest critical and commercial success of Fassbinder’s career, and was the ‘German Hollywood film’ he’d longed to make. It’s the ‘everywoman’ tale of Maria Braun, whose marriage lasts less than one day before her husband is sent to the front. When he fails to return in 1945, she struggles to rebuild her life through a formidable mixture of talent, energy and seductive power. We welcome the film’s star to the BFI stage to discuss working with post-war Germany’s most prominent, prolific, and controversial filmmaker.

Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less).

This title also screens in May.

Also available on BFI Player.

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