In a Year with 13 Moons

  • Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • West Germany, 1978, 124minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Volker Spengler, Ingrid Caven, Gottfried John

In the aftermath of his lover’s tragic death, Fassbinder produced one of his most empathetic films, a chronicle of the last days of a transgender woman. After being spurned by her lover, Elvira finds herself in one devastating encounter after another as she revisits the slaughterhouse where she worked as a man, an orphanage, and a cold-hearted former lover who has no memory of her. Desperate for love and acceptance in a cold, cruel world that has none to spare, Elvira is one of the most tragic characters in Fassbinder’s filmography.

Chicago International Film Festival: Bronze Hugo Best Film

3/7 (Sun): Film talk with Winnie Fu


    In-theatre Screening


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