Mit einem Tiger schlafen

Sleeping with a Tiger

Anja Salomonowitz
SLEEPING WITH A TIGER is a hybrid film about the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig. A film about her struggle in the male dominated art world and the quest to find her own personal artistic way of expression in which she brings her inner pain on canvas. And of course a film about her great artistic success.
This Movie is a biopic within its own form. Maria Lassnig is always played by the same actress, no matter if she is 6, 14, 64 or 94 years old in the portrayed scene. There is no make up to change the appearance of the actress. She glides through the decades as an eternally identical figure. This is an artistic translation of her mental state. It is said about Maria Lassnig that she was ageless. Wise as a young girl and young at heart as an old women. So the theme changes from a biopic to a poetic approach as a whole to process that our soul, regardless of age, always remains the same.
Technical Data
Running time: 107 min
Production year: 2024
Director(s): Anja Salomonowitz
Writer(s): Anja Salomonowitz
Cinematography: Jo Molitoris
Editing: Joana Scrinzi
Key cast: Birgit Minichmayr, Lukas Watzl
Producer: Antonin Svoboda
Production company
coop99 filmproduktion
Wasagasse 12/1/1
1090 Vienna
tel:+43 1 319 58 25