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Marian leaves the city behind and retreats to the old house she inherited from her grandmother. The nearest village is ten kilometers away, there’s no electricity and no hot water. Sometimes submitting to a catastrophe is the only way to begin afresh.
|Running time:||100 min|
|Key cast:||Brigitte Hobmeier, Gerti Drassl, Bogdan Dumitrache Johannes Krisch|
|Producers:||Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka|
«What happens if my system collapses?»
Marian leaves the city. Without any thought, without any plans. An irresistible impulse propels her to the countryside. The terrorist attack in Vienna has made everyday life in the city unbearable for her. Twenty years earlier, a similar force had impelled her to leave the village where she grew up, and now this is where she returns. In WOODLAND, Elisabeth Scharang creates a force field of experiences where there is no movement for generations, yet everything can change in a second; her protagonist is brought to a point of absolute zero – which is essential if she is to get her bearings afresh on the past and the future.
TORONTO 2023 with world premiere of Elisabeth Scharang’s WOODLAND
The 48th TIFF (September 7 to 17) will host the world premiere of Elisabeth Scharang’s new Film WOODLAND starring Brigitte Hobmeier as Marian who, driven by an inevitable impulse, leaves her city life and returns to her childhood place.
WOODLAND, produced by WEGA Film Vienna, is part of the prestigious Centrepiece line-up (previously known as the Contemporary World Cinema program)