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Oskar & Lilli
Arash T. Riahi
Chechen refugee children, Oskar (8) and Lilli (13), who have been living in Austria for six years, are about to be deported along with their mother. However, her sudden attempted suicide results not only in the short-term suspension of their deportation, but also in the forced separation of the family. The children’s hope that they will be reunited with their mother is nourished by their love for each other and challenges all bureaucratic obstacles with passion and poetry. A bittersweet odyssey about the many ways of perceiving the world around you in order to survive.
|Director(s):||Arash T. Riahi|
|Writer(s):||Arash T. Riahi based on a novel by Monika Helfer|
|Key cast:||Leopold Pallua, Rosa Zant, Anna Fenderl, Christine Ostermayer, Markus Zett|
|Producers:||Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka|
January 23, 2020Saarbrücken
|Awards (selection):||Max Ophüls Audience Award (Saarbrücken), Special Jury Award (Ankara), Best Costume Design (Graz/Diagonale), Premio Ciak Scuola Film Fest (Taormina), Molodist Teen Screen Special Jury Diploma for best role (Kiew), Joseph Vilsmaier Prize for Best Fiction Film (Kitzbuhel), Teen Screen Award (Brussels/Filem’On IFF for Young Audiences), Audience Award + Children Jury Award (Zagreb), Best Feature Film (Athens/Olympic Film Festival), Grand Prix/Children’s Jury Award + Prix INIS (Montréal/Festival du Film pour Enfants)|
World premiere of WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US at MOP Saarbrücken
Austrian filmmaker and producer Arash T. Riahi presents his new fiction film at the Max Ophüls Prize Fiction Film Competition. OSKAR & LILLI is a bittersweet odyssey revolving around two Chechen refugee children who try to make the best of their situation, despite imminent deportation. Johanna Moder's ONCE WERE REBELS is also competing in the Fiction Film section; Anna Kirst's ARCHE NORA celebrates its world premiere in the Documentary Competition.
«Das Verlieren der Unschuld.»
Oskar träumt sich seine eigene Welt herbei. Er muss es tun, denn seine Wirklichkeit ist untragbar: sein Vater ist abgeschoben und verschollen, seine Schwester Lilli wurde von ihm getrennt, seine Mutter ist wegen eines Suizidversuchs im Spital. In EIN BISSCHEN BLEIBEN WIR NOCH findet Arash T. Riahi einen Erzählton zwischen kindlicher Verspieltheit und der Härte eines Flüchtlingsschicksals, das nur noch eine Flucht nach Innen offen lässt.
International Migration FF awards OSKAR & LILLI actors with Special Jury Award
Leopold Pallua und Rosa Zant, the two first-time actors in Arash T. Riahi’s OSKAR & LILLI playing two young refugees searching to reconnect with their mother win the SPECIAL JURY AWARD of the International Migration Film Festival in ANKARA “Their poignantly moving performances are the highlight of the film”, stated the jury presided by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Double prize to OSKAR & LILLI at Zagreb KinoKino festival
Unanimous consent among the younger and the older audience of the KinoKino Festival in Zagreb: OSKAR & LILLI by Arash T. Riahi wins the Audience Award as well as the Children Jury Award. So far, the film has garnered no fewer than eight international awards.
OSKAR & LILLI: Best Feature Film at the Olympia Film Festival
The Greek IFF for Children and Young People awards Arash T. Riahi's moving feature about two young refugees in Vienna searching to reconnect with their mother with its main prize. This is the tenth international distinction for Arash T. Riahi’s feature since its world premiere at the MOP Festival Saarbrücken earlier this year.
OSKAR & LILLI and MADISON awarded at FIFEM Montréal
The Festival international du film pour enfants de MONTRÉAL thrilled by stories from Austria: OSKAR & LILLI by Arash T. Riahi wins the Prix INIS and the Prize for Best Feature Length Film awarded by the children’s jury. The Special Mention from the young festival jury went to MADISON by Kim Strobl.