Sebastian Meise's feature debut Still Life selected for San Sebastian's Zabaltegi New Directors' Competition was awarded a special mention, according to the jury's
statement "for its creative and sensitive exploration of a difficult and challenging theme."
After its world premiere at the Zabaltegi New Directors' Competition, Sebastian Meise's feature debut Still Life was awarded
a special mention.
The jury's statement: For its creative and sensitive exploration of a difficult and challenging theme
by Sebastian Meise
produced by: FreibeuterFilm, Lotus-Film
supported by: Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, ORF, Land Niederösterreich, Cinestyria
A father pays prostitutes to play the role of his own daughter.The shocking revelation concerning his long-secret obsession
tears up the family's delicate fabric. The son blames himself, and he resolves to find out whether his father ever acted on
his fantasies, while his sister wants to sort out her memories on her own. Despite her uncertainties, their mothers
reaction leaves no question as to what she thinks. The father ultimately has to find a way of coping with his shame and feelings
with: Fritz Hörtenhuber, Christoph Luser, Daniela Golpashin,