MATINEE | CALIFORNIA PREMIERE
Germany (2016), 109 min. DCP Projection
German and English with English Subtitles
Director: Dieter Berner
Screenplay: Hilde Berger, Dieter Berner
Cinematography: Carsten Thiele
Cast: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner
Producers: Johanna Scherz, Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Production Company: Novotny & Novotny, Amour Fou (Luxembourg), Ulrich Seidl
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Egon Schiele (Saavedra) emerges as one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful young women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti (Riegner), and 17 year old Wally (Pachner), arguably Schiele’s one true love, immortalized in his now famous painting “Death and the Maiden”.
With a narrative centered in Vienna near the end of the First World War, shortly before Schiele’s death, Berner employs a series of flashbacks to focus on key periods and figures in Schiele’s life, as well as the radical paintings that, despite being recognized as exceptional by daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike, scandalized Viennese society. Cinematographer Carsten Thiele flawlessly captures the decadence and vibrancy of turn of the Century Vienna, highlighting the award-winning performances by Saavedra and Pachner that drive this opulent historical drama.
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$12- / General Audiences
$10- / Seniors, Students
$8- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card)
- ROMY AWARDS 2017: Best New Actor, Best New Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Producers Cinema Feature
- AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2017: Best Actress
- NEW FACES AWARD 2017: Best Newcomer Actor
was born in 1944 in Vienna. Following studies in German Literature and Philosophy at the University of Vienna, he trained as an actor with the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna and Berlin. In addition to his more than forty theatrical and TV productions, he has taught at several universities and film schools in Austria and Germany.
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