• L'Animale

    Directed by Katharina Mueckstein
    Austria | 100 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

A tomboy teen’s status among her gang of motocross-riding guy friends becomes threatened when gender dynamics shift and loyalties conflict. Sophie Stockinger delivers a superbly sullen and taut performance in a coming-of-age story bursting with youthful energy, angst and electronica.

Schedule

January 4, 2019 8:00 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 11, 2019 9:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 12, 2019 11:30 AM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

On the brink of high school graduation, Mati (Sophie Stockinger) and her group of guy friends tear around their rural Austrian village on their revved-up motocross bikes and dance wildly at the local club to pounding electronic music with an ever-present air of male entitlement, teenage bravado, and mild menace. But Mati’s status as “one of the boys” becomes threatened when her best friend Sebastian wants to shift his relationship from buddy to boyfriend, and Mati meets a girl named Carla who changes her entire perception of identity and independence. At the same time, Mati’s parents are struggling with their own marital and identity crises, bringing multiple relationships to the breaking point and conformist beliefs about sexuality into question. In her second feature with writer/director Katharina Mückstein (Talea), Stockinger delivers a superbly sullen and taut performance in a coming-of-age story bursting with youthful energy and angst.

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Country: Austria
Year: 2018
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: in German with English subtitles
Director: Katharina Mueckstein
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Flavio Marchetti, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Schindegger, Natalie Schwager, Katharina Mueckstein
Principal Cast: Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter, Jack Hofer, Stefan Pohl, Dominic Marcus Singer, Simon Morzé, Eva Herzig, David Oberkogler, Martina Spitzer, Lisa C. Nemec, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Gisela Salcher, Alexandra Schmidt
Cinematographers: Michael Schindegger
Editor: Natalie Schwager
Music: B. Fleischmann
Screenwriter: Katharina Mueckstein
Website: www.lanimale.com
Primary Company: NGF Geyrhalterfilm, La Banda Film

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