Best Film and Best Actor Michael Fuith: Markus Schleinzers disturbing feature debut MICHAEL focusing on the daily life
of a pedophile with his 10-year-old captive was the winner of the Max Ophüls Preis Festival 2012 in Saarbrücken. The Best
Actress Award also went to an Austrian co-production: Peri Baumeister convinced the jury as Georg Trakls sister Grete
in TABU THE SOUL IS A STRANGER ON EARTH.
Max Ophüls Preis 2012
MICHAEL by Markus Schleinzer (NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion)
MICHAEL FUITH in Michael by Markus Schleinzer (NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion)
Michael describes the last five months of 10-year-old Wolfgangs and 35-year-old Michaels involuntary life together
supported by: Austrian Film Institute, FISA, ORF, Vienna Film Fund, Cine Tirol
with Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger
PERI BAUMEISTER in Tabu - The Soul is a Stranger on Earth (Eclypse Filmpartner, IRIS Productions (L), Film-Line (D))
Two solitary children go from clinging to each other for companionship to becoming soul mates, then lovers; no one can tear
them asunder, not even they themselves. Georg and Margarete Trakl, the great poet and his muse, protagonists of perhaps the
greatest never-before-told forbidden love story in history.
supported by Austrian Film Institute, FISA, ORF, Vienna Film Fund
with Peri Baumeiser, Lars Eidinger, Rainer Bock, Petra Morzé, Rafael Stachowiak