The new film by François Ozon entitled Peter Von Kant , with Denise Ménochet , Isabelle Adjani , Khalil Gharbia , Hanna Schygulla , Stéfan Crépon will be distributed in Italy by Academy Two , even if we do not have an official or indicative date yet.
Loosely based on “ The bitter tears of Petra Von Kant ” by Rainer Werner Fassbinder , this new opera written and directed by François Ozon will open, in competition, the 72nd edition of the Berlin Film Festival on February 10th.
This is the official synopsis:
Peter Von Kant, the famous successful director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he loves to mistreat and humiliate. Thanks to the great actress Sidonie, Peter meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man with few resources. She hosts him in his apartment and helps him make his debut in the world of cinema. A few months later, Amir becomes a star. But as soon as he becomes famous, Amir walks away, leaving Peter alone to face himself.
Ozon returns to the Berlinale Competition for the sixth time – 20 years after winning the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution with 8 Femmes , which will be screened this year as part of the Huppert Tribute.
In 2019 Ozon was awarded the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize for Grâce à Dieu (For the Grace of God)
François Ozon commented:
“It is such a pleasure and an honor to return to Berlin, where I have only great memories, 22 years after the premiere of Water Drops on Burning Rocks, adapted by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The Berlin International Film Festival is the perfect place to discover Peter von Kant, who celebrates my attachment as a French director to German culture. Thanks for the selection “.