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Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant: Arthouse 101: International New Wave


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Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant: Arthouse 101: International New Wave

Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant: Arthouse 101: International New Wave

Test the trials of love with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1972 masterpiece, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant -- as part of our Arthouse 101: International New Wave series.

The status of renowned fashion designer Petra von Kant is unknowingly revoked by her arrogance, self-satisfaction, and the mistreatment of her secretary and co-designer, Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). When Karin, a 23-year-old beauty, enters the scene with hopes of becoming a model, Petra invites her to move in. It's only the heralding of a tumultuous love affair that threatens to engulf not only Petra and Karin, but the world around them.

Based on a play by Fassbinder, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is theateresque lesbian romance ingrained with an operatic magnitude of emotion.

The Frida Cinema's Art House 101: International New Wave series has been made possible with generous support from the City of Santa Ana.

City of Santa Ana

  • Rating NR
  • Running time 124
  • Genre Arthouse 101

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Tuesday, May 28th