FICTION

L'Animale

Katharina Mückstein
L’ Animale is a film about the contradictory forces that guide our lives: desire, passion, and reason. Riding on their tuned-up bikes, Mati and her posse of male friends intimidate their neighborhood and harass the girls. In their village, they rule. But when her closest pal Sebastian falls in love with Mati and her enemy Carla unexpectedly turns into a friend, Mati is in danger of losing her standing among her male friends. Meanwhile Mati’s parents have a decision to make: What’s more important, appearances or reality?
Technical Data
Running time: 96
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:2.39
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2018
Credits
Director(s): Katharina Mückstein
Writer(s): Katharina Mückstein
Cinematographer(s): Michael Schindegger
Key cast: Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter, Jack Hofer
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Flavio Marchetti, Katharina Mückstein, Michael Schindegger, Natalie Schwager
Premiere: Berlin (Panorama Special)
Awards (selection): Best Film of the FOCUS Switzerland/Germany/Austria competition (Zurich)
Best Acting Award to the ensemble (Graz/Diagonale), Golden Wolf Award for Best Film (Seoul), Prix Cima (Valencia)
Production company
NGF Geyrhalterfilm GmbH
Hildebrandgasse 26
1180 Vienna
tel:+43 1 403 01 62
With
La Banda Film
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L’ANIMALE wins Zurich Focus competition

Austrian contenders in focus at the Zurich closing ceremony:  L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein took the Best Film award of the Focus Switzerland/Germany/Austria competition. WELCOME TO SODOM by Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer returns from the 14th Zurich film festival with a Special Mention of the Focus jury and the Ecumenical Film Award.