Ulrich Seidl Filmproduction put into focus at the 71st VENICE Film Festival: IN THE BASEMENT, Ulrich Seidls long awaited documentary on the belowground activities in Austrian private basements will be showcased Out of Competition.
GOODNIGHT MOMMY, the strong genre debut by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, is invited to Orizzonti. At Sarajevo: world premiere of Alexandra Schneiders PRIVATE REVOLUTIONS and more
71st VENICE Film Festival (August 27 to September 6)
OUT OF COMPETITION
● IN THE BASEMENT by Ulrich SEIDL
● GOODNIGHT MOMMY by Veronika FRANZ & Severin FIALA
20th SARAJEVO International Filmfestival (August 15 to 23)
● PRIVATE REVOLUTIONS YOUNG, FEMALE, EGYPTIAN by Alexandra Schneider
● EVERYDAY REBELLION by the Riahi Brothers (opening film)
● MACONDO by Sudabeh Mortezai
● AMOUR FOU by Jessica Hausner
IN THE BASEMENT
by Ulrich Seidl (Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)
International sales: Coproduction Office
The film is about people and basements and what people do in their basements in their free time.
The film is about obsessions.
The film is about brass-band music and opera arias, about expensive furniture and cheap male jokes, about sexuality and shooting,
fitness and fascism, whips and dolls.
After his ambitious Paradise Trilogy, Ulrich Seidl returns to the documentary form with "In the Basement." A film essay that
is both funny and sad, it uses the director's characteristic film tableaux to delve into the underground of the Austrian soul.
by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)
International sales: Films Distribution
In the heat of the summer. An isolated house in the countryside between woods and corn fields.Ten-year-old twins wait for
their mother. When she comes back, her head wrapped in bandages after plastic surgery, nothing is as it was before. Stern
and distant now, she shuts the family off from the outside world. Starting to doubt that this woman is actually their mother,
the boys are determined to find the truth by any means.
with: Susanne Wuest, Elias und Lukas Schwarz
PRIVATE REVOLUTIONS YOUNG, FEMALE, EGYPTIAN
by Alexandra Schneider (Daniela Praher Filmproduktion)
We meet four young Egyptian women in their struggle for change: Fatema, mother of three and student, is pursuing a career
with the Muslim Brotherhood; May is starting a development project in the conservative south; the radio-maker Amani advocates
for more rights for women, and Sharbat is politically active in the streets together with her children. With their engagement
they run into the limitations of a male-dominated world, but they will not let themselves be defeated.