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

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Hotel
Feature Film, AT/DE 2004, Farbe, 74 min., dOF
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Jessica Hausner
Cast: Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Marlene Streeruwitz, Peter Strauss, Regina Fritsch
Camera: Martin Gschlacht
Editor: Karina Ressler
Location Sound: Frida Glöckner
Producers: Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht, Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian
Production: coop99 filmproduktion
Co-production: Essential Filmproduktion (DE)

 

Hotel is a key film in Jessica Hausner’s ouevre, with which she also aroused international attention. At the center of the psycho-thriller is a receptionist at an Alpine hotel whose fate begins to intertwine with that of her predecessor who vanished mysteriously. Shown as a pre-film will be the experimental short Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid. The work of the U.S.-American avant-garde director as well as the sound world of the composer Teiji Ito who died in 1982, were great sources of inspiration for Hausner’s oeuvre.