INTER-VIEW

by Jessica Hausner

Austria, 1999, 50 min , colour

 

A movie about the possibilities to be happy - or about the impossibility of the same. A young man interviews people on the street. He asks them about the substance of their lives in order to find answers for himself, but cannot find any. Then a young woman: after a couple of disappointments she finds a happy side of life - she finds something like love. They meet each other…

 

Jessica Hausner

 

Jessica Hausner was born in Vienna, Austria. She studied directing at the Filmakademie of Vienna, where in 1996 she made the short film FLORA, which won the Léopard de Demain at the Locarno Festival. INTER-VIEW, her graduation film, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. Two years later, LOVELY RITA, her first feature film, was presented in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival before being distributed in twenty territories.

 

Her second feature film HOTEL was again selected in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2004, and won the Grand Prix for the Best Austrian Feature at the Diagonale 2005. LOURDES, her third feature film, won the FIPRESCI award at the Venice Film Festival of 2009. Jessica Hausner is currently developing her fourth feature film project.

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 LOURDES, Fiction, 99 min.
2006 TOAST, Fiction, 45 min.
2004 HOTEL, Fiction, 83 min.
2001 LOVELY RITA, Fiction, 79 min.
1999 INTER-VIEW, Fiction, 48 min.
1995 FLORA, Fiction, 25 min.

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Festivals

Cannes 1999 / Cinéfondation - Special Jury Prize

Year: 
1999
Duration: 
50 min

Jessica Hausner

 Jessica Hausner was born in Vienna, Austria. She studied directing at the Filmakademie of Vienna, where in 1996 she made the short film FLORA, which won the Léopard de Demain at the Locarno Festival. INTER-VIEW, her graduation film, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. Two years later, LOVELY RITA, her first feature film, was presented in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival before being distributed in twenty territories. 

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Country: 
Austria Austria
Synopsis: 

 

A movie about the possibilities to be happy - or about the impossibility of the same. A young man interviews people on the street. He asks them about the substance of their lives in order to find answers for himself, but cannot find any. Then a young woman: after a couple of disappointments she finds a happy side of life - she finds something like love. They meet each other…

 

Festivals: 

Cannes 1999 / Cinéfondation - Special Jury Prize

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