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Opening this year’s Berlin Film Festival to critical acclaim, Francois Ozon’s retelling of Fassbinder’s classic, THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT is now PETER VON KANT, starring Denis Menochet in the lead role and Isabelle Adjani as his muse Sidonie. Peter Von Kant is a successful, famous director who lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to mistreat and humiliate. Through the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man of modest means who he offers to to help break into cinema… Ozon creates a tribute to the original and creates something completely his own.

“Superb performances… hugely cinematic.”
–Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily


“Superb performances… hugely cinematic.”
–Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

“Its skewering of celebrity is mischievously enjoyable and its declaration of love for a queer-cinema forefather disarmingly sincere.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Cast & Crew

François Ozon

François Ozon

François Ozon
BRainer Werner Fassbinder

Denis Ménochet
Isabelle Adjani
Khalil Ben Gharbia
Hanna Schygulla
Stefan Crepon
Aminthe Audiard

Film Specs

Country of Origin: France

Format: Color

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Running Time: 85 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In French and German with English Subtitles


See this film at the following theaters:

  • Coming to Theaters in September


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