The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke (Wega-Film, X Filme (D), Les Films du Losange (F), Lucky Red (I))
Supported by: Austrian Film Institute, Filmfund Vienna, ORF
Some inexplicable events disturb the quiet life of a German village, just before World War I. A cable has been put up to trip the doctor riding his horse, a barn is set on fire, two children are abducted and tortured? The schoolteacher observes, investigates and little by little discovers the incredible truth.
with: Christian Friedel, Burgkhart Klaußner, Ulrich Tukur Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbichler, Branko Samarovski
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La Pivellina by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel (Vento Film)
Supported by BMUKK (Innovative Film), Wien Kultur
with: Patrizia Gerardi, Tairo Caroli, Asia Crippa, Walter Saabel
Abondoned in a park, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patti, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandma in an adjacent container, Patti starts to search for the girl's mother and gives the girl a new home for an uncertain period of time. La Pivellina is a film about a cosmos of outcasts in present-day Italy, a look behind the corrugated-iron fence of a gated community.
Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel:
"The documentary approach is what interests us the most in terms of filmmaking. What reality gives you just cant be reenacted."