The Dead and the Living

“THE DEAD AND THE LIVING” CELEBRATED ITS FILM PREMIERE IN COMPETITION AT THE 60th SAN SEBASTIÁN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

The Dead and the Living

CO-PRODUCTION WITH COOP99 (AUSTRIA) AND ALEX STERN (POLAND), FUNDED BY ÖSTERREICHISCHES FILMINSTITUT, FILMFONDS WIEN, FILMSTANDORT ÖSTERREICH, POLISH FILM INSTITUTE, IN COLLABORATION WITH ORF/FILM-FERNSEHABKOMMEN, IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH SWR AND ARTE

2012 | DCP | 1:1.85 | 5.1. | 112 min


Synopsis

"The Dead and the Living" relates the personal journey of young Sita. It is not only an expedition into her family’s burdened past. It is also a journey to the abyss of modern European society, a trip which takes her from Berlin to Romania via Vienna and Warsaw – a film about losing one’s homeland and discovering oneself, a film about hope and responsibility.

cast

SitaAnna Fischer
LenziAugust Zirner
Michael Gwisdek Winfried Glatzeder
Gerhard WeissHanns Schuschnig
MarianneAlmut Zilcher
JocquinItay Tiran


crew

Written and directed by Barbara Albert
Producers Bruno Wagner, Barbara Albert (coop99)
Co-producers Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade und Jonas Dornbach (Komplizen Film GmbH), Alex Stern (Alex Stern Sp. z o.o.)
Executive Producers(TV) Ulrich Herrmann (SWR)
Georg Steinert (Arte)
Director of Photography Bogumil Godfrejow
Art Director Enid Löser
Costume Design Veronika Albert
Editing Monika Willi


Awards

Nominated for the Austrian Film Prize 2013:
Best Music - Lorenz Dangel, Best Editing - Monika Willi,
Best Sound Design - Dietmar Zuson, Tobias Fleig
Austrian Film Prize 2013, Best Editing - Monika Willi


Theatrical Release

Austria, Germany, Poland, France


Festivals

San Sebastián Film Festival 2012, Wettbewerb / E: Competition
Hofer Filmtage
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund
Sarajevo Film Festival
Göteborg International Film Festival
Around The World in 14 Films
Jewish Film Festival
Belmont World Film Festival
Bozner Filmtage
Subversive Film Festival Zagreb
Athens International Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
Jewish Eye World Jewish Film Festival
UK Jewish Film Festival London


Distribution/World distribution

Distribution: Real Fiction Filmverleih (http://www.realfictionfilme.de)
World Distribution: Films Distribution (http://www.filmsdistribution.com)


Links

coop99 (http://www.coop99.at/)