Fear Eats the Soul

Still from Fear Eats the Soul

Friday, 17 January 2020: Fear Eats the Soul

Friday, 17 January 2020, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1978, 92 mins, 15

“One of the most beautiful films ever made, plain and simple.” Time Out

In angst-ridden post-war Münich, Emmi, a Polish-German woman around 60 meets Ali, a Moroccan man around 40. A relationship develops and they marry but disapproval surrounds them – racist, ageist and from Emmi’s family. They live in a toxic society and as the film develops, it appears that they are part of it too.

“The performances of Brigitte Mira and El Hedi Ben Salem as Emmi and Ali are superb: they act with instant sympathy and charm and in their own way; they are the most purely lovable characters I have ever seen on a movie screen.” Peter Bradshaw the Guardian

Further reading

    1. BFI
    2. Time Out
    3. The Guardian
    4. Roger Ebert
    5. Eye for Film
    6. Criterion Collection YouTube
    7. Mark Kermode BFI YouTube