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Feuerblume – Die zwei Leben der Marisa Mell
Documentary Film, AT 2023, Farbe+SW, 64 min., dOF
Diagonale 2023

Director, Script: Markus Mörth
Cast: Erika Pluhar, Karin Moitzi-Aicardi, André Schneider, Dieter Pochlatko, Petra Regensburger, uva.
Camera: Astrid Heubrandtner, Florian Huber
Editor: Ahmed Lanner-Abdalla
Location Sound: Uwe Seifner, Gianluca Bonucci
Music: Hannes Gill, Monique Fessl
Sounddesign: Peter Utvary
Production Design: Burkhard Stulecker
Costumes: -
Producers: Markus Mörth, ORF
Production: Markus Mörth Filmproduktion
Co-production: ORF (AT)


Who was Marisa Mell? The personae Marisa Mell and Marlies Theres Moitzi, the famous Graz actress’ real name, are juxtaposed in the documentary Feuerblume several companions, such as Christine Kaufmann, and her friend Erika Pluhar, remember the actress. The film is also an attempt to illuminate and question the role of women in the film business of the 1960s and 1980s from a contemporary gaze and feminist perspective, and against the backdrop of the MeToo movement.

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