Zur Lage 2002

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In the wake of the recent change of power in Austria, four filmmakers set out to conduct a cinematic survey of Austria, each in his or her own way. The purpose was to document the political and social state of the nation and its people. In the course of their quest for microcosmic revelations, the four directors encountered people whose lives are made up of both private and political dimensions.


Directors: Barbara Albert, Michael Glawogger, Ulrich Seidl, Michael Sturminger
Writers: Barbara Albert, Michael Glawogger, Ulrich Seidl, Michael Sturminger
Cinematography: Michael Glawogger, Ulrich Seidl, Eva Testor
Editing: Karina Ressler
Sound: Ekkehart Baumung, Elisabeth Reeh
Producers: Erich Lackner, Klaus Pridnig
Production Company: Lotus-Film
Supported by: Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Language: Deutsch
Format: 35mm, 1:1.85 Dolby Digital
Running time: 85 min


LOCARNO (55th International Film Festival) 
HOF (36. Internationale Filmtage) 
JIHLAVA (6th International Documentary Film Festival) 
LONDON (46th Regus Film Festival) 
FLORENZ (43. Festival dei Popoli) 
AMSTERDAM (15th International Documentary Filmfestival) 
SAARBRÜCKEN (24. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis) 
TRIEST (XIV. „Alpe Adria Cinema“ Film Festival) 
WÜRZBURG (29. Internationales Filmwochenende) 
GÖTEBORG (26th Film Festival) 
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (21st International Film Festival) 
BERMUDA (International Film Festival) 
ISTANBUL (22nd International Film Festival) 
SINGAPUR (16th International Film Festival) 
SELB (26. Internationale Grenzland-Filmtage) 
NYON (34th „Visions du Réel“ Internationales Filmfestival) 
MÜNCHEN (18. Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival) 
CLUJ (2nd Transilvania International Film Festival) 
LISSABON (Cycle of Documentary Film) 
LOS ANGELES (9th IFP Film Festival) 
AUCKLAND (35th International Film Festival) 
WELLINGTON 18.7.-2.8.03
ESPOO (14th Ciné International Film Festival) 
CORK IFF Sept 04
SHEFFIELD (10th International Documentary Film Festival) 
LISSABON indielisboa Retrospektive Mai 06


43. Festival dei Popoli
Menzione Speciale (Concorso Internazionale)