METROPOLIS

FRI 22.04.

02:00 P.M.

GUEST: OLGA KOSANOVIć

Q&A: GERMAN

Genosse Tito, ich erbe

Olga Kosanović, D/AUT 2020, 27 min, Serbian Original with English Subtitles

„It’s actually all very simple.” Olga Kosanović’s ironic comment in her short film ›Genosse Tito, ich erbe‹ could only be taken seriously if it were related to the ease of her filmmaking. Otherwise, of course, things are complicated, multi-layered, interwoven and tangled. To get to the bottom of this confusion, the filmmaker, who grew up in Austria, travels to her grandparents’ house in southern Serbia with her mother, her brother and her camera. While working in the house and garden, the three generations not only negotiate the question of what should happen to the house to be inherited in the future, but also, in conversations, play through possible forms of (their) histories, identity and the idea of home. The camera’s perspective and the director’s self-reflective gaze blend into a gentle movement through the scenery, allowing fundamental questions of life to surface in an idyllic landscape. (mr)

METROPOLIS

FRI 22.04

02:00 P.M.

GUESTS: SOPHIE GMEINER, SIMON DALLASERRA

Q&A: GERMAN

Frauenfragmente: Gini und Resi 

Sophie Gmeiner, D/AUT 2020, 44 min, German Original with English Subtitles

“1, 2, 3, I’m Regina Gmeiner, I live in Kössen and I’m 62 years old. No, 61 years.” Regina (Gini), the filmmaker’s mother, talks about Resi, her sister. About how she was able to lead her life largely autonomously despite her mental disability, about her great zest for life, but also about the violence
and discrimination she experienced. She also talks about herself, about strokes of fate and shattered dreams. Based on these (family) stories, a picture of the living conditions and social injustices in the context of the small Tyrolean village community unfolds. Sophie Gmeiner’s careful insight into the life of her mother and aunt raises relevant questions about inclusion and care work and unmasks everyday resentment and social grievances. This sensitive and complex family story is also a film about the indestructible humor of two allies. (ek)