Reintroducing Rainer Werner Fassbinder
If left to an avid movie enthusiast, everyone would have attended the Berlinale if they got to meet the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This year's Berlinale gave us an all- around access to the director's mind while viewing the retrospective of Fassbinder. The program featured the restored version of Fassbinder's working-class TV series "Eight Hours Don't Make a Day". The five-part drama is an example of the so-called 'worker film'. For a short time it enabled filmmakers to address social realities and economic constraints in West Germany. The series' main characters represent three generations whose attitudes to life range from progressive to conservative.