"Ekes out new resonances and proves both authentically Fassbinderian and altogether Ozonesque in its ironic sensibilities." - Jonathan Romney, Screen International

"The breath of life and beating heart at the center of countless, Russian nesting doll layers of artifice and art-house reference, actor Denis Menochet doesn’t just anchor PETER VON KANT, he makes the Ozon project a film." - Ben Croll, Indiewire

"Ozon breezes through this exercise with his usual snappy relish." - Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph

Opening this year’s Berlin Film Festival to critical acclaim, François 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 help break into cinema. Ozon creates a tribute to the original and creates something completely his own. (Strand)

Awards & Nominations

Opening Night Film - Berlin Film Festival
Nominee - Golden Bear, Best Film, Berlin Film Festival

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