Festival of Austrian Film
March 19–24, 2019, Graz

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Wednesday, 14.03.
11:00, Schubertkino 2

Jugendliebe – Wem Gott schenkt ein Häschen ...

Feature Film, AT 1983, 64 min

Stemming from a conflict of a first love gone awry, and the thus resulting existential inconsistencies, this television film stirs reflection on Austrian lower-middle-class life in the countryside. Fathers and sons have the absolute say in this milieu: records and motorcycles, town festivals, the Pope’s visit on the black-and-white TV, holiday on the upper Adriatic Sea, the decline of farms and small businesses, travel on the postbus, and a military that has not yet been de-nazified shape the backdrop for the inner conflict of a young woman who is confronted with an unplanned pregnancy. 

Director: Lukas Stepanik
Script: Werner Fitzthum
Cast: Michaela Galli, Peter Strauss, Ingrid Burkhard, Kurt Sobotka
Camera: Fritz Zecha
Editor: Hildegard Ohandjanian
Location Sound: Klaus Kinzl