Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Short Film, AT 1996, Farbe, 25 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script: Jessica Hausner
Cast: Claudia Penitz, Andreas Götz, John F. Kutil
Camera: Robert Winkler
Producers: Martin Gschlacht


In the short film Flora, one of her first works, Jessica Hausner addresses becoming an adult. In her feature film debut Lovely Rita, the filmmaker again takes up the coming-of-age theme and with her story of a pubescent girl who overtaxes everyone with her sexuality, exposes the commonplace lack of true relationships. The film is the first production by coop99, which Hausner co-founded in 1999 with Barbara Albert, Antonin Svoboda, and Martin Gschlacht.