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

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Thursday, 23.03.
21:00, KIZ Royal 1


Feature Film, AT/FR/DE 2022, digital, 99 min, OmdU

After RIMINI, Ulrich Seidl’s most recent work completes his diptych about two brothers who must face long repressed truths abroad. SPARTA tells the story of Ewald, in his mid-forties, who escapes an unhappy relationship and tries to make a fresh start in a poor region of Romania. A superb film about the inescapability of one’s own past and the pain of finding oneself.  

Director: Ulrich Seidl
Script: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cast: Georg Friedrich, Florentina Elena Pop, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Marius Ignat, Octavian-Nicolae Cocis
Camera: Wolfgang Thaler, Serafin Spitzer
Editor: Monika Willi
Location Sound: Klaus Kellermann
Sounddesign: Matz Müller
Production Design: Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Additional Credits: Casting: Henri Steinmetz Additional Editing: Andrea Wagner Farben, Mastering: Andi Winter Re-recording: Tobias Fleig Executive Producers DE, FR: Sarah Nagel, Isabell Wiegand | Executive Producers: Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald | Associate Producer: Veronika Franz | Producers: Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt | Producer: Ulrich Seidl |
Producers: Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt
Production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
Co-production: In Koproduktion mit Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte France Cinéma in collaboration with Arte | In Koproduktion mit Essential Films, Parisienne de Production