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Volver la Vista - The Gaze Back

a film by Fridolin Schönwiese

DOCUMENTARY | 2005 | Austria, Mexico | 90 min | Deutsch, Spanisch | Color | 35mm

  • General
  • Cast&Crew
  • Trailer
  • Festivals & Prizes
  • Biography
The film Volver la Vista - The Gaze Back artificially puts the viewer in the role of a foreigner. It portraits twentysix Mexicans who live in Austria and Austrians spending their lives in Mexico. Employing clichés, desires, dreams and personal experiences, they depict their ideas of home while at the same time attempting to localize their personal identities. They are accompanied by two cameramen who themselves cross borders. Their gazes follow the narrators and their stories to the other country.
Cast: Ruth Deutsch de Lechuga, Aurora Nicolau de Niederl, Friedrich Koblizek, Verónica Márquez de Kloyber u.a.

Director: Fridolin SchönwieseScreenplay: Fridolin SchönwieseCamera: Johannes Hammel, Rafael OrtegaEditing: Karina ResslerMusic: Michael Palm, Antonio Fernandez RosSound: Rogelio VillanuevaProduction Management: Zepp Berensmeier
Production: Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Funding: BKA, Filmfonds Wien, ORF Innovationsfonds, Cine Culture Carinthia, Cine Styria, Cine Tirol, Salzburg Agentur, BMAA, BMBWK, CONACULTA (MEX)
The film Volver la Vista - The Gaze Back artificially puts the viewer in the role of a foreigner. It portraits twentysix Mexicans who live in Austria and Austrians spending their lives in Mexico. Employing clichés, desires, dreams and personal experiences, they depict their ideas of home while at the same time attempting to localize their personal identities. They are accompanied by two cameramen who themselves cross borders. Their gazes follow the narrators and their stories to the other country.
Prizes:
AAC-Preis 2005 für die beste Kamera (Diagonale 2005)

Festivals:
Firenze 05 - Festival dei Popoli (2.12. - 8.12.2006)
Mexico City - EU Filmfestival CINETECA National
Morelia - 2005 Int. Film Festival
Saarbrücken 06 - 27. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis (23.1. - 29.1.2006)
Dissolvenze Film Festival Gradisca Sonderprogramm "Amour Fou Pour Vous" (30.11. - 4.12.2005) 
Internationales Filmfestival Locarno 2005- Video Wettbewerb (3.8. - 13.8.2005) 
Internationales Filmfestival Innsbruck 2005 (1.6. - 5.6.2006)
Festival Cultural de Mayo - Cine Austriaco, Jalisco, Mexiko 2005 
Diagonale 2005 (14.3. - 20.3.2006)


Fridolin Schönwiese
Geboren 1967 in Wien. Publizistikstudium. Mehrere Kurzfilmprojekte, u.a. „It works“- ausgezeichnet mit dem Förderungspreis für Filmkunstt des BKA, verschiedene Trailer, u.a. für die Diagonale 2000, Hör(film)stück „Optical Sounds“ für das ORF Kunstradio. Seit 2000 zwischen Mexiko und Wien pendelnd, filmend, lebend. Filmografie:1989-91 Lufträume
1992-95 Cosmodrom
1996-98 It works
2002-05 Volver la Vista / Der umgekehrte Blick





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