Fantasia Audience Award to THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE

The Audience Gold Prize in the category Best European, North or South American Feature at the Montréal Fantasia Festival went to David Ruhm’s Therapy for a Vampire.

directed by David Ruhm

Vienna, the early 1930s: One night Sigmund Freud has a new patient on his couch – a mysterious count who can no longer bear the “eternally long” relationship with his wife. The vain countess incessantly complains about not being able to look at herself in a mirror, the professor hears from the count. Unaware of the fact that the count and his wife are vampires, Freud introduces his mysterious patient to a young painter, Viktor, who paints portraits which express more than a mirror ever could. While visiting the painter, the count takes an instant shine to Viktor’s girlfriend Lucy – more so than Viktor and the countess would like.

with: Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain, Cornelia Ivancan, Dominic Oley, David Bennent, Karl Fischer, Lars Rudolph, Erni Mangold

International sales: Picture Tree International