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Austrian Selection: Fox in a Hole (Fuchs im Bau)

Fox in a Hole © Golden Girls Filmproduktion
Fox in a Hole © Golden Girls Filmproduktion

Streaming on Eventive, November 18 at 7:30pm ET - November 21 at 11:59pm ET

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Austria, 2020, 103 min., Director: Arman T. Riahi, Screenplay: Arman T. Riahi Cast: Aleksandar Petrovic, Maria Hofstätter, Luna Jordan Production: Golden Girls Filmproduktion

• Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2021
*Winner, Best Director
*Winner, Fritz Raff Screenwriting Award
*Winner, Youth Jury Award
*Nominated, Best Picture
*Nominated, Best Actor (Luna Jordan)

• Thomas Pluch Screenwriting Awards 2021
*Nominated, Main Award (Arman T. Riahi)
*Winner, Special Award (Arman T. Riahi)

• German Acting Awards 2021
*Winner, Actress in a Leading Role (Maria Hofstätter)
*Nomination, Newcomer (Anica Dobra)

Ambitious middle-school teacher Hannes Fuchs has a new job – in the school of the juvenile wing in a large Viennese prison. There, Fuchs assists the idiosyncratic prison teacher Elisabeth Berger, whose unconventional teaching methods not only keep the remand prisoners in line, but also the judicial guards on their toes. Berger's art lesson is a thorn in the side of the chief guard of the juvenile department, Ernst Weber, who sees it as a security risk. But it is precisely this art lesson that Berger attaches particular importance to, since even the toughest inmates calm down while painting...

Arman T. Riahi was born in Iran and grew up in Vienna, Austria, where he directed his first short films as a teenager. He studied media technologies and worked as a screen- and graphic designer in London & Vienna. His first cinema doc Schwarzkopf (Dark Head, 2011) opened the documentary competition of the 17th Sarajevo FF, won the Audience Award at the Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film and the Special Jury Mention Award at the Docudays Beirut Int’l Documentary FF. His second cinema doc Everyday Rebellion (2014), co-directed with his brother Arash, was screened at over 60 international film festivals. In 2013, Riahi was granted the START-Scholarship for Film Arts of the Austrian Federal Chancellery of Arts with his feature film treatment Fox in a Hole. Riahi’s first feature film, the comedy The Migrumpies, has won Audience Awards in Nashville and Saarbrücken, the ROMY for Best Script and was one of the most successful Austrian cinema movies of 2017 with over 90.000 admissions. In 2019, it was successfully adapted by Riahi, Petrović and Rahoma for theaters.

For his second feature film Fox in a Hole (2020), Riahi won three awards at the 42nd Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, including Best Script and Best Director. Since 2013, Riahi is a lecturer at the masterclass Film/TV of the University of Applied Sciences for Media Technology in St. Pölten.

This film is appropriate for audiences over 18. The film is subtitled in English. No refunds will be issued for any tickets.

Fuchs im Bau - Trailer - DE-en from Golden Girls Filmproduktion on Vimeo.