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

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Thursday, 21.03.
15:30, KIZ Royal

JOY

Feature Film, AT 2018, 101 min, OmdU

Joy works as a prostitute in Vienna. She wants to support her daughter and her family at home in Nigeria, but first has to buy herself out of the contract with Madame, her pimp. Just when freedom seems within Joy’s reach, she is made responsible for Precious, a girl who does not want to accept her fate. In a congenial connection of seemingly documentary realism and sensitive fiction, Sudabeh Mortezai succeeds in creating a forceful film about the society in which we live. 

Director: Sudabeh Mortezai
Script: Sudabeh Mortezai
Cast: Joy Alphonsus, Precious Mariam Sanusi, Angela Ekeleme
Camera: Klemens Hufnagl
Editor: Oliver Neumann
Location Sound: Atanas Tcholakov
Sounddesign: Atanas Tcholakov
Production Design: Julia Libiseller
Costumes: Carola Pizzini
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser
Production: FreibeuterFilm