Magazine article Screen International

Rival Project to Kreuzpaintner's Fassbinder Project Planned

Magazine article Screen International

Rival Project to Kreuzpaintner's Fassbinder Project Planned

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EXCLUSIVE: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, set up by his late mother, says it is in negotiations with European and US partners to produce a film about the director's life and career.

As the 30th anniversary of the untimely death of Rainer Werner Fassbinder [pictured] at only 37 in 1982 was marked this weekend, the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation (RWFF) has announced that it is currently negotiating with European and US partners to produce a film about the legendary director's eventful life and career.

News of this project comes after Senator Film subsidiary deutschfilm had announced last month in Cannes that it would be producing Marco Kreuzpaintner's Rainer, which he is currently writing with screenwriter Gerrit Hermans, as a German-Luxembourgish-French co-production with the Berlin arm of Senator Film Produktion, Nicolas Steil's Iris Group and Paris-based Rezo Films.

Principal photography for Rainer is set for spring 2013 with Senator Film Verleih distributing in Germany and Rezo Films' world sales arm REZO handling international sales.

In a communiqué, RWFF, which was founded by Fassbinder's late mother Liselotte Eder in 1986, stated that, "as heir and custodian of the rights to the estate, the RWFF assumes an important control function so that other film projects are considered as not being authorised in the absence of a contractual basis. …

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