Helmut Berger, Actor
Location: Redstone Theater
With Andreas Horvath in person
Dir. Andreas Horvath. Austria. 2015, 90 mins. N.Y. Premiere. In German with English subtitles.Pushing the very limits of “intimacy” in the documentary film, Austrian director Andreas Horvath delivers a frank and unblinking portrait of the legendary actor and former Luchino Visconti muse Helmut Berger. At the height of his stardom and handsomeness Berger epitomized the exuberant jetset lifestyle of the 1970s, but in recent years he has settled for a more secluded and modest lifestyle in a rundown, two-room apartment in the outskirts of Salzburg. Moody, mercurial, and performative to his core, Berger lashes out against but also ravenously consumes the attention of Horvath, his patient but not entirely silent witness. “Maybe the best motion picture of the year is also the worst? The rules of documentary access are permanently fractured here,” said John Waters about the film.
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