Eric Rentschler on The Merchant of Four Seasons

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — May 28, 2015

We sat down with the eminent German cinema scholar Eric Rentschler for a new interview about The Merchant of Four Seasons, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s first Douglas Sirk–inspired film. In this excerpt, Rentschler describes the major turning point the movie represented in the director’s career.