In Notes from the Basement, Rainer Frimmel has selected and edited a series of films shot by the stretcher-bearer Peter Haindl between 1993 and 1999. Films in which the protagonist first shows us the house in which he lives, then finally appears in front of the camera, tells us about his everyday life and his attitude towards life and the world around him. Just like the protagonist of the famous monologue Der Herr Karl, written by Helmut Qualtinger and Carl Merz in 1961.
A series of falls from height, but also splatter scenes, close-ups of bloody faces, screams, screams and more screams. Staging Death – ironic, clever, but also incredibly reverent towards the great Udo Kier – represents a milestone in Jan Soldat’s filmography. At the Cannes Film Festival 2022, section Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.
Milena Czernovsky and Lilith Kraxner’s Beatrix is characterised by a very particular narrative development, in which the act of watching, of observing not always in a voyeuristic way, becomes the directors’ primary goal. The camera follows the protagonist during every moment of her day. Meanwhile, what happens before our eyes is simply life. At the Viennale 2021.