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Oswestry – Kinokulture
November 29, 2022 @ 19:30
François Ozon goes back to his roots with this reworking of a Fassbinder classic – 1972’s hyper-stylised chamber piece The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant – and offers a gender-swapped version that serves as an indirect portrait of the troubled maestro himself. Both homage and critique, Peter Von Kant astutely gets under the skin of the lesbian-themed original, and ekes out new resonances. Superb performances from a cast across the age range – including a flamboyantly knowing diva turn from Isabelle Adjani.
"Ozon gives Fassbinder’s all-female 1972 drama a makeover, making it lighter and more camp. "
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