The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Fassbinder’s discovery of Douglas Sirk in the early 70s informed much of his subsequent work, including this adaptation of Fassbinder’s own 1975 stage play, set in the claustrophobic and flamboyant confines of the titular character’s apartment. Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

  • Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Year: 1976
  • Run Time: 124mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: West Germany