The Eye Film Institute will show the famous gay classic film ‘Querelle’, on May 21.
Fassbinder’s swan song, after Jean Genet’s homo-erotic novel Querelle de Brest (1953). Lysiane, the owner of a brothel (played by Jeanne Moreau) sings ‘Each man kills the thing he loves’ as French sailor Querelle (Brad Davis) loses himself in an erotically charged game of dice with Nono, her husband.
Querelle was to be Fassbinder’s last film; the highly prolific filmmaker (over forty films in sixteen years) took his own life in 1982.
The movie is in English, and subtitled in Dutch. Afterwards, there will be free prosecco!
The movie shows on May 21, 9.30pm, in the EYE Film Institute (in the remarkable, iconic white building at the back of Amsterdam Central Station, across the water).
You get there with the free ferry named ‘Buiksloterwegveer’ at the back of the Central Station. Ferries take 2 minutes to cross the water, and are free of charge (only accessible for slow traffic, not cars). The ferry operates day & night.
Once you get off the ferry, you walk a few minutes to your left side. It’s the big white building – you can’t miss it.
See also this site for info.
Payment with cash is not possible (only bank cards or credit cards). Cash is accepted in the bar/restaurant.