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Ewald moved to Rumania years ago. Now in his 40s, he seeks a fresh start. Leaving his girlfriend, he moves to the hinterland. With young boys from the area, he transforms a decaying school into a fortress. The children enjoy a new, carefree existence. But the distrust of the villagers is soon awoken. And Ewald is forced to confront a truth he has long suppressed. SPARTA is the brother film to RIMINI, and the conclusion of Ulrich Seidl’s diptych about the inescapability of the past and the pain of finding yourself.
|Running time:||101 min|
|Language spoken:||German, Romanian|
|Writer(s):||Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz|
|Cinematography:||Wolfgang Thaler, Serafin Spitzer|
|Key cast:||Georg Friedrich, Florentina Elena Pop, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Marius Ignat, Octavian-Nicolae Cocis|
|Producers:||Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt|
September 18, 2022San Sebastián (Competition)
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
tel:+43 1 310 28 24
WithParisienne de Production (F), Essential Films (D), Bayerischer Rundfunk (D), Arte France Cinéma (F)
Ulrich Seidl’s SPARTA in competition for Golden Shell
The 70th San Sebastián IFF (September 16 to 24) has unveiled its competiton line-up including Ulrich Seidl’s SPARTA in the Golden Shell competition. SPARTA, with Austrian actor Georg Friedrich in the lead, completes Ulrich Seidl’s brother diptych; its first part RIMINI was a Golden Bear contender earlier this year.
San Sebastián with SPARTA, CORSAGE and MUTZENBACHER
The San Sebastián IFF is hosting the world premiere of Ulrich Seidl's SPARTA in its Golden Shell competition, the second part of Seidl's brother diptych (together with RIMINI). Also invited – two of our highly performing festival faves 2022 – CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer and MUTZENBACHER by Ruth Beckermann who will also be holding a masterclass.