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Derby – QUAD

November 15, 2022 @ 20:30

Peter Von Kant, a successful and famous director living with his assistant Karl (whom he likes to mistreat), falls in love with a handsome young man of modest means.

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. " - The Guardian
Director: François Ozon | 2022 | 85 mins | France / Belgium | UK Distributor: Curzon
Cast: Denis Ménochet, Isabelle Adjani, Khalil Ben Gharbia
Screened with English subtitles
Classification: N/C 15


November 15, 2022
20:30 - 22:00
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Derby – QUAD
The Market Place
Derby,DE1 3ASUnited Kingdom
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