Which one is the movie that has Michael Fassbinder's brother?
No idea, who is his brother?
Ahh, k. I've repressed most of that movie.And maybe it's just me, but I think young Leni Riefenstahl is pretty. However, I don't think you can deny her influence on film. I'll get more into this in the reviews.
Are you going to include The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl? I haven't seen it, but I've heard good things. Might make an interesting capper to the marathon.
The two most famous documentary films of hers I saw were not terribly impressive even independent of the politics. But besides that, there is this weird martyrdom complex some people assign to her, like she was somehow the victim of what happened to her, and that is pretty loathsome. Far as I can tell she was a mediocre propagandist, that fashioned her not so passive complicity with Nazism into a crown of thorns. I think if she made the exact same movies in Britain she would be a footnote in a film history book.
Pretty as a swastika