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Austrian Selection: Risks & Side Effects (Risiken und Nebenwirkungen)

Film|Neu 2021 - Risks and Side Effects © Picture Tree International
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Saturday, November 20, 6:00 pm
Landmark's E Street Cinema

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Austria, 2021, 92 min., Director: Michael Kreihsl, Screenplay: Michael Kreihsl, Cast: Samuel Finzi, Pia Hierzegger, Inka Friedrich, Thomas Mraz, Production: Epo-Film Produktionsgesellschaft

• Austrian Film Awards 2021: Winner, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Thomas Mraz)

• International Film Festival Emden-Norderney 2021: Nominated, SCORE Bernhard Wicki Filmpreis; nominated, Creative Energy Award; awarded the Schreibtisch am Meer stipend for story development and screenwriting (Michael Kreihsl)

A routine check-up reveals that pilates trainer Kathrin is suffering from kidney disease and needs a transplant. Her husband Arnold is a successful architect in the middle of a large project, and is afraid of donating one of his kidneys. Götz, a friend of the couple, would undergo the operation immediately if it means saving Kathrin's life - even though this causes problems with his partner Diana. Confronted by issues of life and death, the fragility of the relationships within and between the couples is laid bare. Eventually, the question can no longer be avoided: what is true love?

Michael Kreihsl studied Art History and Archeology before joining the directing class at the Austrian Film Academy and a postgrad directing class at the NYU Department of Film and Television. Since his feature debut Charms Incidents (1996) and his second feature Hunters in the Snow (2000) - both premiered at the Berlin Film Festival - Michael is often focusing on tragicomical characters. After his two previous features Love Maybe (2016) and The Miracle Method (2018), Risks and Side Effects is Michael’s latest feature film as director.

This film is appropriate for audiences over 18. The film is subtitled in English.

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RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS - Trailer English Inserts & Subtitle from Picture Tree International on Vimeo.