AT / 2014
Production company: Daniela Praher Filmproduktion
Director: Iris Blauensteiner
DoP: Carolina Steinbrecher
With a pulsating sound comes an Austrian still life stripped bare: summer holidays, backwoods, boredom. Two girlfriends ponder the future and shoot the breeze. Frustrated by the eternal monotony, they channel their adolescent insecurities into spontaneous outbursts of aggression. Playing to that on a YouTube stream are filmed atrocities of live animal feeding: In both cases, the law of the jungle reigns.
In the beautifully photographed vacuum of a clearly staked out village cosmos, Iris Blauensteiner confronts her protagonists with the unavoidable settings of the course on the way to adulthood—and also with the two young women’s long-term separation, the inevitability of which has first become apparent. A coming-of-age portrait between wannabe and gangster attitudes, disco and a cautious quest for identity.
(Sebastian Höglinger, Diagonale Katalog, 2014)
18.11.2014, 20:30, Cinema Next screening in “Das Kino”, Salzburg
04.10.2014, 15:00, Art UnAnchored Festival, Vienna
19.10.2014, 20:00, Oktoskop at Okto
26.10.2014, 21:30 (rerun/Oktoskop)
this human world, Vienna, 4-13 December, 2014
Kino unter Sternen Open Air at Karlsplatz, June 27-July 19, 2014
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, May 23-29, 2014
CANNES Court Métrage, May 14-25, 2014 “Short Film Corner“, Festival Cannes
Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film, March 18-23, 2014 (World Premiere)