In The Impossible Picture, the interesting debut feature by young Sandra Wollner, the images on the screen initially show us a big family, used to deal with the strict figure of the grandmother. Moments of conviviality filmed around a laid table alternate with scenes in which the young women at home are used to share a bed for an afternoon nap on a hot summer afternoon. Then, suddenly, the music changes. And so the mood of the feature film gradually takes on supernatural overtones.
If The Trouble with Being Born – directed by Sandra Wollner – on the one hand, reveals a good knowledge of film medium, on the other hand, it ends up being an essentially inconclusive film, which does not always make the most of its potential.
Starting with the upcoming 70th edition, the Berlinale will have a new, important section. This section is called Encounters and its aim is to keep abreast of the times, focusing on all the new forms cinema is taking all over the world. And, on the occasion of this 70th Berlinale, an Austrian feature film has also been selected as part of this section.