Saturday
04
NOV

Beware of a Holy Whore 1970 M | Free

15:00
16:45

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

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Only months after shooting 'Whity', Fassbinder made 'Beware of a Holy Whore', a satire exploring the simmering tensions between the cast and crew of a stalled film production. Holed up in a Spanish resort, the group play out a series of psychosexual games while awaiting the arrival of their abusive, egomaniacal director. A thinly fictionalised account of the on-set tyranny and dysfunction during the production of 'Whity', 'Beware of a Holy Whore' is both a scathing self-portrait and a farcical metafilm.

For Fassbinder, 'Beware of a Holy Whore' was a personal and technical breakthrough and marked the end of his avant-garde period. "With that film, we buried the Antitheatre, which was our first dream," he said. He would later come to consider it his best picture.

M | Coarse language, nudity and sexual references.

A second screening of 'Beware of a Holy Whore' will take place on Wed 15 November at 7.45pm.

Find a full list of screenings during the first part of a major retrospective of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder on the QAGOMA website here: https://goo.gl/fNkC5t.

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