The Trouble with Being Born
|Writer(s):||Sandra Wollner, Roderick Warich|
|Key cast:||Lena Watson, Dominik Warta, Ingrid Burkhard, Jana McKinnon|
|Producers:||David Bohun, Lixi Frank, Andi G. Hess, Astrid Schäfer, Viktoria Stolpe, Timm Kröger|
Berlinale Encounters with THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Encounters is a newly created competitive Berlinale section devoted to innovative cinematic visions. THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by young director Sandra Wollner – the story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us – is part of the very first selection presented at this year's 70th Berlinale (February 20 to March 1).
«The return of pre-consciousness»
A beautiful house. Countryside all around. A father lives alone here with his 10-year-old daughter. That's what it looks like at first sight. The girl, who swims, speaks and laughs, is an android machine programmed to keep alive the presence of a girl who was lost – while also satisfying the desires of its owner and relieving his loneliness. At some point she vanishes but continues to function in her own way. Sandra Wollner’s THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN does not move along narrative lines but penetrates uncomfortable mental spaces, raising difficult questions in the zones of encounter between artificial intelligence and human perception.
Austrian world premieres at the 70th Berlinale
We’re proud to present two Berlinale Documentary Award nominees and a second feature film in Encounters.
Our world premieres:
Sun 23 | Panorama: NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
Tue 25 | Encounters: THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner
Tue 25 | Panorama: RUNNING ON EMPTY by Lisa Weber