Power of Vulnerability

“It isn’t easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful… it’s difficult. It’s something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself.” Rainer Werner Fassbinder

In respect of what would have been Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 70th birthday, Jasmin Santanen pays tribute through reinterpreting a signature collection honoring the provocative yet poetic artistic legacy the German avant-garde filmmaker left behind.

Sensitive to the power beauty, his actresses are known to hide a vast world of longing beneath the beautiful, brittle surface progressively revealed to the viewer. Santanen follows these women through an “imaginary cinematographic journey” depicting their genuine and often disturbed emotions, filled with boundless esthetic delight and off beat reverie… read more