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26 August - 14 September 2019: Veronika Voss


Veronika Voss
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982, 104 min
German with English subtitles

"The second installment of Fassbinder’s trilogy of films on the Federal Republic in the 1950s, Veronika Voss focuses on those who could not adapt to the post-war culture. This impeccably stylish work – evoking at once the glossy look of Germany’s wartime melodramas and the canny retrospection of Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard – engages a sports writer to unravel the mystery of an aging former film star, now addicted to morphine and visions of the past." – Harvard Film Archive

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