With a directorial approach that is as essential as possible – and with evident influences from the cinema of Michael Haneke – Markus Schleinzer – together with Kathrin Resetarits – has opted in Michael for a skilful minimal direction in staging the events of the two protagonists. A minimal direction made up of essential shots, fixed camera and very little dialogue. In competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
On the occasion of the festival Sotto le Stelle dell’Austria 2019, actor and director Markus Schleinzer will present the film Angelo, his second feature. Cinema Austriaco had the opportunity to have a chat with him and hear more about this important work and his prolific career.
In Angelo, through the story of an individual, the director staged the complicated – and sadly topical – theme of diversity, taking the opportunity to develop a lucid and merciless analysis of society and – more generally – of humanity, regardless of the century in which we live.