Screenwriter: Tizza Covi

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BABOOSKA

At the Venice Film Festival 2022 with their documentary Vera, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel have given us real gems over the years. One of these is Babooska, in which reality is shown to us as it is, without any filter, proving to be in its normal simplicity more poetic and evocative than ever.

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VERA

Vera is not simply a film with Vera Gemma. Vera is first and foremost a film about Vera Gemma and for Vera Gemma. The protagonist – with her flashy clothes and long blonde hair – is quite magnetic and immediately captures the viewer’s attention from the very first frames, before showing herself to the audience with all her weaknesses and incredible humanity.

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THAT’S ALL

That’s All is an exciting and moving journey between past and present, in which fragments of everyday life are shown to us almost like old photographs. Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel have once again brought to life on screen a reality that almost seems to belong to a world apart. Once again, as usual in their works, what is told to us almost takes on the character of a fairy tale.

INTERVIEW WITH TIZZA COVI AND RAINER FRIMMEL

On the occasion of the Viennale 2020, directors Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel presented to the audience their newest film, Notes from the Underworld (original title: Aufzeichnungen aus der Unterwelt), already selected at the Berlinale 2020, within the Panorama section. Cinema Austriaco had the opportunity to meet them and learn more about this new work and, more generally, about their career and their way of relating to the seventh art. Interview by Marina Pavido.