Caustic, self-pitying fashion designer Margit Carstensen is locked in a love-hate triangle with mute assistant Irm Hermann and gorgeous model Hanna Schygulla in this high-gloss, all-female melodrama, shot in claustrophobic long takes on a single, mannequin-filled set. "Fassbinder's most harshly stylized and perhaps most significant film" (Dave Kehr). In German with English subtitles.
Part of the ongoing series First Encounters in which we invite notable New Yorkers to choose a film they've never seen but have always wanted to, watch it at the Quad for the first time, and discuss it afterwards.
With Tavi Gevinson in person.
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