German film maker Fassbinder commemorated


    As part of the international commemoration of the life and work of the controversial German film maker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, two of his films, a documentary regarding his working methods, and a stage production will be showcased in Stellenbosch at  Aan De Braak theatre. The stage adaptation of Fassbinder’s Die Bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant by playwright and director Charles J. Fourie will be performed by the talented young actresses Hilda Cronje, Cintaine Schutte, Carin Bester and Nieke Lombard. Fourie’s version ‘The Sweet Tears of Petrus Pansegrouw’ sees the main characters in contrast to Fassbinder’s orginal text engendered as love tormented males who struggle with