Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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WIR TÖTEN STELLA
Feature Film, AT 2017, Farbe, 98 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director: Julian Roman Pölsler
Script: Julian Pölsler
Cast: Martina Gedeck, Matthias Brandt, Mala Emde
Camera: J. R. P. Artman, Walter Kindler
Editor: Bettina Mazakarini
Location Sound: Walter Fiklocki
Production Design: Enid Löser
Costumes: Ingrid Leibezeder
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko, Julian Pölsler
Production: epo-film
Co-production: Juwel Film

 

Julian Roman Pölsler has now created his second film adaptation of a novel by Marlen Haushofer. WIR TÖTEN STELLA is the retrospectively told story of a self-accusation by a deceived wife (Martina Gedeck) who barricades herself in her idyllic family setting and complies with a power system in which she is the victim. When eighteen-year-old Stella moves into Richard and Anna’s single-family home, the couple’s marriage and their bourgeois façade begin to crumble — and the student pays with her life.