Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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L'ANIMALE
Feature Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 96 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script: Katharina Mückstein
Cast: Sophie Stockinger Kathrin Resetarits Dominik Warta Julia Franz Richter Jack Hofer Dominic Marcus Singer Simon Morzé Stefan Pohl
Camera: Michael Schindegger
Editor: Natalie Schwager
Location Sound: Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Music: B. Fleischmann
Sounddesign: Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Karim Weth
Production Design: Katharina Haring
Costumes: Monika Buttinger
Additional Credits: Maske: Evgenia Popova, Julia Böhm Casting: Rita Waszilovics Licht: Kim Jerrett Farben: Andi Winter Tonmischung: Alexander Koller Dramaturgie: Libertad Hackl Produktionsleitung: Gerhard Hannak Herstellungsleitung: Flavio Marchetti
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Flavio Marchetti, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Schindegger, Natalie Schwager, Katharina Mückstein
Production: NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
Co-production: La Banda Film, AT

 

Mati, eighteen years old, likes to wear her hair up, neck shaved, drive a “beefed-up” moped, and hang around with her clique of guys. Things first get complicated for her when the relationship with her best buddy becomes more intense and she meets Carla, a self-determined woman. With Mati, Katharina Mückstein creates a grandiose woman’s character and also questions the traditional gender roles and sexual norms around her. “Doubt. But have no fear. Burn. And don’t give up on yourself.”