CHUCKS

2015, Colour, Austria, World Competition

 

Production Team

Director : Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl, Sabine Hiebler Gerhard Ertl

Screenwriter : Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl. D’après le roman de/Based on the novel by: Cornelia Travnicek

Cinematographer : Wolfgang Thaler

Editor : Rolan Stöttinger

Cast : Anna Posch, Markus Subramaniam, Thomas Schubert, Stefanie Reinsperger, Susi Stach, Lola Khittl

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stolker, Dor Film Produktion GmbH, Bergsteiggasse 36, 1170 Vienne (Autriche), office@dov-film.at / Hiebler-ERTL Film, Vienne (Autriche), hiebler-ertl@chello.at.


 

Synopsis

Live. Love. Dance. Now! Mae roams the streets of Vienna as a punk in her dead brother's Converse shoes. She lives on canned beer, sprays walls, tries her hand at poetry slams. She’s not interested in bourgeois life but in extreme experiences. When she is sent to an AIDS centre to work off a punishment, she meets and falls in love with the AIDS patient Paul. CHUCKS, the new film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl, tells the featherlight story of growing up between life and death. Full of humour, at times rebelliously loud, then utterly tender – completely in the spirit of the literary version it is based on, the popular novel by Cornelia Travnicek about which Clemens J. Setz once wrote: “If I were to get stuck in a lift with a character of contemporary literature, I would want it to be Mae. I don’t know whether I would come out safe and sound, but it would be worth it.”

 

Directors

Austrian filmmakers Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl have been making films together for over two decades, ever since they were students at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz.They showed their prize-winning experimental films around the world, along with their work in photography, visual arts and video. Their first feature film, NOGO (2002), was shown in Rotterdam and other festivals, garnering numerous awards along the way. ANFANG 80 (Coming of Age), was shown in competition at the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival where it won the Audience Prize for best film.

Austrian filmmakers Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl have been making films together for over two decades, ever since they were students at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz.They showed their prize-winning experimental films around the world, along with their work in photography, visual arts and video. Their first feature film, NOGO (2002), was shown in Rotterdam and other festivals, garnering numerous awards along the way. ANFANG 80 (Coming of Age), was shown in competition at the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival where it won the Audience Prize for best film.




 

Projections

Sunday August 30, 2022 - 02:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Wednesday September 2, 2022 - 12:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL


 

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