Two North American premieres at the 38th Montréal WFF


Two North American premieres at the 38th Montréal World Film Festival (August 21 to September 1): Houchang Allahyari’s THE LAST DANCE, winner of the Diagonale award for Best Austrian Feature Film 2014, has been selected for the WORLD COMPETITION, Johanna Moder’s feature debut HIGH PERFORMANCE will be one of the contenders at the FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION.

38th Montréal World Film Festival

World Competition

directed by Houchang Allahyari (Houchang Allahyari Filmproduktion)

One morning police storms into the house, where Karl lives with his mother to arrest the young man. Whatever the charge is, it seems to be something nobody has the slightest understanding for. Months before: Karl is working in a hospital. He is fascinated by a strong willed old lady, A friendship develops with this patient becoming more and more romantic. One night the two of them get closer, closer than allowed.

with: Daniel Sträßer, Erni Mangold, Marion Mitterhammer


First Films World Competition

directed by Johanna Moder (FreibeuterFilm (A))

The story of two grown up brothers who still know how to hurt each other. All of a sudden each of them has the opportunity to help the other. What starts as a harmless quid-pro-quo situation with a prospect of getting closer to each other soon becomes a struggle for values and love, the family’s cohesion and a business’ existence are threatened.

with: Marcel Mohab, Manuel Rubey, Katharina Pizzera