Girls and Cars

The journey passes through remote rural areas, past gas stations and motels, bathed in faded colors by the camera and accompanied by a melancholy soundtrack. It is all reminiscent of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks”: here too many of the protagonists’ actions are mysterious and situations lead to curious ends, which the Josefs always accept with equanimity. Like true Wild West heroes they are not overly talkative. The dialogue is sparse and precise, delivered drily and in dialect by the ideally matched actors. 
Thomas Woschitz sent his characters on a crazy road movie with off-the-wall humor and a surprise ending. It is a real pleasure to watch the four Josefs on their travels, which have some tricky curves and unexpected detours in store.

“People’s Pockets and “Bleeding Noses” and “Duds”
In the first two parts the four Josefs merely dreamed of Canada. Woodcutters by trade, they face the narrow confines of their mountain world with wanderlust and closed mouths. Through his melancholy anti-heroes, who respond to all situations with terse comments, Thomas Woschitz has skillfully created atmospherically dense images with ironic undertones.
These films feature landscape scenes, faces and everyday details in unforgettable black-and-white images in a manner resembling an experimental Heimatfilm: Themes such as jealousy, a murder committed in a community of mountain farmers and the struggle against nature are reminiscent of the genre, as are the soundtrack with its fragments of folk music and melodramatic original score. 


© KGP Filmproduktion

World premiere: Cannes Film Festival 2003 (Cannes, France)




Vendôme Film Festival (Vendôme, France)



Cannes Film Festival (Cannes, France)
Locarno Film Festival (Locarno, Switzerland)
Viennale (Vienna, Austria)
Nevers Film Festival (Nevers, France)
Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (Seoul, South Korea)
Brest European Short Film Festival (Brest, France)
Vendôme Film Festival (Vendôme, France)
Paris Tout Court - Paris International Short Film Festival (Paris, France)
Corto Imola Festival (Imola, Italy)

ShorTS International Film Festival (Trieste, Italy)
Trento Film Festival (Trento, Italy)