Films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog andWim Wenders are to be featured in a special Berlinale programmeentitled 'Rebellion of the Filmmakers', organised to accompany theworld premiere of the documentary Reverse Angle - Rebellion of theFilmmakers about the history of the legendary Germanproducer-distributor Filmverlag der Autoren.
Founded in 1971 on a co-operative basis by 13 partners includingRainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Hans W. Geissendoerfer, and HarkBohm following the example set by a writers' publishing combine,Filmverlag der Autoren became synonymous with the rise of the NewGerman Cinema in the 1970s and 1980s.
The documentary, which will be premiered at the Zoo Palast withseveral of the subjects attending on February 11 and is beinghandled internationally by Kinowelt International, has been directed byDominik Wessely in cooperation with producer Rainer Koelmel, editorAnja Pohl, and the late Laurens Straub, a former managing director ofFilmverlag.
An accompanying programme of films will be shown in the Filmkunst 66 cinema from February 9:
Every Man for Himself and God Against All (Jeder Fuer Sich Und Gott Gegen Alle) 1974, dir: Werner Herzog
Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) 1974, dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
I Love You, I Kill You (Ich Liebe Dich, Ich Toete Dich) 1971, dir: Uwe Brandner
Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) 1976, dir: Wim Wenders
North Sea Is Dead Sea (Nordsee ist Mordsee) 1976, dir : Hark Bohm
The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) 1982, dir: Hans W. Geissendoerfer
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok' (Warum Laeuft Herr R. Amok') 1970, dirs: Michael Fengler and Rainer Werner Fassbinder
As Alfred Holighaus, curator of the sidebar, explains, 'For manyyears, the Berlinale has demonstrated in all sections that the presentstate of German films is really quite healthy. So it makes sense tooffer the German and international audiences some insight into thehistory, without which the present would be inconceivable.'