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

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Models
Feature Film, AT 1998, Farbe, 118 min., dOF
Diagonale 2019

Director, Script: Ulrich Seidl
Cast: Vivian Bartsch, Tanja Petrovsky, Lisa Grossmann, Elvyra Geyer, Peter Baumann
Camera: Hans Selikovsky, Jerzy Palacz, Ortrun Bauer
Editor: Christof Schertenleib
Location Sound: Ekkehart Baumung, Helmut Junker, Bruno Pisek
Production: MR-Film

 

Kurdwin Ayub’s humorous and clever dismantling of the (media) representations of women is a playful starting note for Ulrich Seidl’s portrait of three Viennese models, which provides insight into their everyday life beyond fame, and grants access to the taciturn backstage of a world that revolves around seeing and being seen, around images and their production. It appears to be true: those who want to be beautiful must suffer.