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»We're living in a time when there is a constant discussion of where we should take our orientation: do we long to return to a romanticised primaeval state, or can we overcome our fear of the unknown and head forward in search of progress? That's a subject in L'Animale that I wanted to penetrate all levels: narrative, location and tonality.«
Katharina Mückstein about L'ANIMALE
«For the next hundred years we’d be better off just listening»
Feminism is a young movement, and in that sense it has been fairly effective. But despite all the achievements and the urgent needs it addresses, the term itself somehow remains unpopular. Filmmaker Katharina Mückstein, who has experienced academic feminism as a formative school of thought, feels there is insufficient scientific expertise in a public debate that has become highly emotional. Her documentary FEMINISM WTF provides impulses for consideration – across a spectrum of shimmering colours – intended to move this urgent debate towards greater objectivity.
«An alliance between reason and sensitivity.»
Mati is about to leave high school, on the verge of unlimited opportunities: unpredictable perspectives in the city or the security of the countryside? Female identity or male role models? Listen to her inner voice or follow the expectations of others? Katharina Mückstein's second feature film, L’ANIMALE, exposes life as a intermediate area which floats between certainties, social constraints and lust for freedom, while again and again throwing up new options to seize and risks to take.
Katharina Mückstein über TALEA
«Das Wort Talea entspricht genau dem, worum es geht. Ein abgeschnittenes Stück Pflanze kann vertrocknen, wenn es auf den Boden fällt und keine Nahrung bekommt. Oder man kann es in die Erde stecken und es kann Wurzeln schlagen und es kann eine eigene Pflanze werden.» Katharina Mückstein über ihr Spielfilmdebüt Talea.