Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

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Amour Fou
Feature Film, AT/LU/DE 2014, Farbe, 96 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnöink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller, Holger Handtke, Marie-Paule von Roesgen u. a.
Camera: Martin Gschlacht
Editor: Karina Ressler
Location Sound: Uve Haußig
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Additional Credits: Ausstattung: Katharina Wöppermann
Producers: Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Philippe Bober
Production: coop99 Filmproduktion
Co-production: AMOUR FOU Luxembourg (LU), Essential Filmproduktion (DE), In Zusammenarbeit mit WDR/ARTE (DE)

 

With Amour Fou, Jessica Hausner works within a historical setting. The tragicomedy is set in Berlin in 1810/11 and is inspired by the double suicide of the poet Heinrich von Kleist and his girlfriend Henriette Vogel. The historic placing of the narrative demands, no least, an elaborate production and costume design. An unusual challenge for the set designer Katharina Wöppermann, and costume designer Tanja Hausner—the filmmaker’s sister and steadfast collaborator.