Screenwriter: Dominik Hartl


The flat in which the two protagonists live is the perfect setting. A small, sometimes cramped environment. The ideal environment for all kinds of paranoia. The silence in the house, the night, the soft lighting do the rest. And the director in The Washing Machine showed above all that he knows how to deal with space and how to convey the right emotions perfectly – thanks also to an excellent cast. Winner of the Österreichischer Filmpreis 2021 for Best Short Film.


Dealing with love – and, above all, understanding its true meaning – is not at all easy for Charlie and her friends. The same applies to eroticism, which they consider almost an antidote against boredom, but which, in fact, pervades the entire Beautiful Girl with a pulsating, implicit tension.