JESUS YOU KNOW

by Ulrich Seidl

Austria, 2003, 87 min

People go to church, people sit alone on a pew, people pray toJesus, who is everything to them: father and friend, savior and rescuer, guide and confidant.  Like many others, the believers portrayed in the film come to church to complain, to brood and to pray to Jesus for forgiveness. One is a student who tells Jesus all his erotic fantasies. Then there is the retired teacher who yearns for revenge, or a housewife who complains about her husband not being gifted for choosing television programmes. 

Each of these stories provides us with a view of God, through the intimacy of the person praying to Him. 

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Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is director, author and producer. He started his career with award-winning documentaries such as „Good News“ (1990), „Animal Love“ (1995) and „Models“ (1998). Seidl's first feature film „Dog Days“ won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. „Import Export“ (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning „PARADISE“- Trilogy (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world's most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. „PARADISE: Faith“ got the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His new work „In the Basement“ (2014) is an essay film about Austrians and their relationship to their cellars and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

2013 PARADISE : HOPE, Fiction, 91 min.
2012 PARADISE : FAITH, Fiction, 90 min.
2012 PARADISE : LOVE, Fiction, 120 min.
2007 IMPORT EXPORT, Fiction, 141 min.
2003 JESUS, YOU KNOW, Documentary, 87 min.
2002 A STATE OF THE NATION: AUSTRIA IN 6 CHAPTERS,             Documentary, 87 min.
2001 DOG DAYS, Fiction, 121 min.
1999 MODELS, Fiction, 118 min.
1998 SPASS OHNE GRENZEN, Documentary, 45 min.
1997 THE BOSOM FRIEND, Documentary, 60 min.
1996 ANIMAL LOVE, Documentary, 120 min.
1996 BILDER EINER AUSSTELLUNG, Documentary, 45 min.
1994 THE LAST REAL MEN, Documentary, 60 min.
1992 LOSSES TO BE EXPECTED, Documentary, 118 min.

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Festivals

 

Viennale - Grand Prix

Karlovy Vary  - Best Documentary

Montreal - Critics' Award

 

Year: 
2003
Duration: 
87 min

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is director, author and producer. He started his career with award-winning documentaries such as „Good News“ (1990), „Animal Love“ (1995) and „Models“ (1998). Seidl's first feature film „Dog Days“ won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. „Import Export“ (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning „PARADISE“- Trilogy (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world's most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. „PARADISE: Faith“ got the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His new work „In the Basement“ (2014) is an essay film about Austrians and their relationship to their cellars and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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People go to church, people sit alone on a pew, people pray toJesus, who is everything to them: father and friend, savior and rescuer, guide and confidant.  Like many others, the believers portrayed in the film come to church to complain, to brood and to pray to Jesus for forgiveness. One is a student who tells Jesus all his erotic fantasies. Then there is the retired teacher who yearns for revenge, or a housewife who complains about her husband not being gifted for choosing television programmes. 

Each of these stories provides us with a view of God, through the intimacy of the person praying to Him. 

Festivals: 

 Viennale - Grand PrixKarlovy Vary  - Best DocumentaryMontreal - Critics' Award 

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