When Miss Novak joins the staff of an elite international boarding school, no one suspects how the events will unfold. She is to give lectures to students on conscious eating; however, her principles are, to say the least, extreme. While preaching about the minimum food intake as the key to good health, she achieves an almost sectarian impact on her five young students, who gradually become entirely alienated even from their parents.
Jessica Hausner was born in Vienna, where she graduated from the Film Academy. In 2001, she received international attention with the film Lovely Rita which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Thereafter, the other three of her films were selected by the Cannes Film Festival juries, Hotel (2004), Amor Fou (2014) and Club Zero (2023). Since 1999, she has been the co-founder and co-owner of the production company Coop99, based in Vienna.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Palić Film Festival – Special Mention award
Munich Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
CLUB ZERO (ff.)
DIRECTOR: Jessica Hausner
COUNTRY: Austria, UK, Germany, France, Denmark
LANGUAGE: English English
PRODUCTION: Coop99 Filmproduktion
INTERNATIONAL SELECTION / FREE ZONE CINEPLEXX