Ewald moved to Rumania years ago. Now in his 40s, he seeks a fresh start. Leaving his girlfriend, he moves to the hinterland. With young boys from the area, he transforms a decaying school into a fortress. The children enjoy a new, carefree existence. But the distrust of the villagers is soon awoken, and Ewald is forced to confront a truth he has long suppressed.
Ulrich Seidl started his career with award-winning documentaries such as Good News, Animal Love and Models. Seidl’s first feature fiction film Dog Days won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. Import Export was the first film Seidl produced through his own production company. It was followed by his prize-winning Paradise Trilogy (2012). All three films were premiered in competition in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The most recent film, Rimini, had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2022.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022
Director: Ulrich Seidl
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Language: Romanian, German
Cast: Georg Friedrich, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Florentina Elena Pop
Production: Arte France Cinéma, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Coproduction Office
PROGRAMME: EU: ZONE OF CHANGE