Coming on the heels of our popular Fassbinder February series we are proud to feature Burhan Qurbani's new adaptation of Alfred Döblin's 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz, which novel had so memorably been adapted by Fassbinder into a miniseries in 1980. Coming in at about 12 hours shorter than Fassbinder's version, Qurbani updates the tale a bit so that it fits into modern German culture. Anchored by three strong lead performances--Welket Bungué as undocumented immigrant Francis/Franz, Abrecht Schuch's charming but repugnant gangster Reinhold, and Jella Haase's hooker with a heart of gold Mieze--Qurbani's Berlin Alexanderplatz finds its own path while staying true to the original material.
Rent the film ($12 for five days) here.
Thursday, May 13, 2021Virtual Event