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In a Year of 13 Moons

In a Year of 13 Moons

In a Year of 13 Moons

1978 / 124min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER

CAST: VOLKER SPENGLER, INGRID CAVEN

SCREENPLAY - RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER

Fassbinder’s most magnificently brutal film is the devastating story of an alienated, melancholy transsexual, Elvira (Volker Spengler), struggling to make sense of her life in contemporary West Germany after the dissolution of a relationship. In a Year of 13 Moons is a ravishing, raw depiction of existential human suffering as only Fassbinder could craft—featuring an unforgettable visit to an abattoir—and a major work in the wildly prolific director’s career. Courtesy TIFF Film Reference Library.