In a Year of 13 Moons
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.