|Fear Eats The Soul|
Fassbinder's gripping domestic melodrama that explores victimisation and conformity in post-war Germany, draws heavily from the Sirk classic, All That Heaven Allows
After a chance meeting on a rainy night, Ella (Brigitte Mira), a non-descript middle aged cleaner, starts a relationship with Ali (El Hedi ben Salem), a Moroccan, some 20 years her junior.
Their relationship is fraught with opposition, which they must fight to keep their love alive. Fassbinder's formidable camera gaze and the magnificently restrained performances make for an intensely moving film.
Imported 35mm print!