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Jakob is 17 years old, works at a slaughterhouse and struggles with a crippling anxiety disorder. After a chance encounter with a 26-year-old stranger over a sex-cam chat, his journey to Nevrland begins.
|Language spoken:||English, German|
|Key cast:||Simon Frühwirth, Paul Forman, Josef Hader, Wolfgang Hübsch, Anton Noori|
|Awards (selection):||Max Ophüls Price Best Young Actor for Simon Frühwirth + Max Ophüls Youth Jury Prize (Saaarbrücken), Best Actor Award to Simon Frühwirth (Graz/Diagonale)|
«What does being grown-up really mean?»
For his debut feature film Gregor Schmidinger has created a Nevrland between being a child and being grown-up, between reality and fantasy, between the genuine and the staged self. He sends his protagonists Jakob and Kristjan, offspring of Generation Y, into this world on a terrifying journey from the surface to their individual depths. A conversation with Gregor Schmidinger (director) and Ulrich Gehmacher (producer).
KAVIAR and NEVRLAND vying for Max Ophüls Prize
Young Austrian cinema is represented with two world premieres of two feature debuts in the main Max Ophüls Prize Competition: the culture clash comedy KAVIAR by Elena Tikhonova and NEVRLAND by Gregor Schmidinger, a terrifying coming-of-age journey of a young man into his own self.
Young Austrian cinema sweeps 7 awards at MOP Saarbrücken
Each of the three Austrian contenders in the main Max Ophüls Prize competition took at least one major award: JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai the MOPs for the socially relevant film and best young actress Joy Alphonsus, NEVRLAND by Gregor Schmidinger the MOPs of the Youth Jury and for best young actor Simon Frühwirth, KAVIAR by Elena Tikhonova the MOP Audience Award.
Best Feature Awards to L’ANIMALE and NEVRLAND
Two Best Feature-Awards to Austrian movies on one weekend: The Mostra FIRE Barcelona has honored L'ANIMALE, by Katharina Mückstein with the FIRE!! Team Award for Best Feature Film. The TEL AVIV International LGBT Festival has picked NEVRLAND by Gregor Schmidinger as Best Narrative Feature.