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Berlinale Talk: Ingrid Caven & Udo Kier - Die Jahre mit Fassbinder

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Abendlicher Talk mit Gästen der Berlinale

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Chanson icon Ingrid Caven, 'a comet passing once in a hundred years...' (New York Times) featured in numerous films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. She was already a European film star when she began her career as a singer in the late 1970s. She was married to Fassbinder for two years and they maintained a life-long friendship, an 'elective affinity' as he put it. This year's Special Teddy Award winner Udo Kier and Fassbinder met as teenagers in the red-light milieu of Cologne. Kier later appeared in films including Bolwieser, Lola and Berlin, Alexanderplatz. Hardly any other actor has tested, jumped over, blown up and redrawn the boundaries of cinematic art with such ease as him. In doing so, Kier has set new standards in the performance of male roles which do not conform to stereotypes.

Ingrid Caven and Udo Kier, two important people in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's life, talk about their formative years in the entourage of this exceptional German director. Hosted by film journalist Katja Nicodemus.

2015, 60 min