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WHAT IS LOVE

a film by Ruth Mader

DOCUMENTARY | 2012 | A | 80 min | German | DCP

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This film is a portrait of life, a portrait of people with varying life plans. It asks the meaning of life, about how to fill the gap between birth and death, and what is happiness. Short documentary pieces tell the stories of some very different protagonists of a generation: from the forest-owning family in their stately home to the factory worker following her daily routine.


Berlinale 2012 - Forum
Cast: Saskia Maca, Walter Scalet, Eva Suchy, Florentina Suchy, Jonas Horak, Thomas Rath, Sandra Steininger, Bernhard Hatzl, Andreas Steininger, Michael Bubna, Helene Bubna, Maximilian Bubna, Wenzel Bubna, Lukas Bubna

Director: Ruth MaderScreenplay: Ruth MaderCamera: Jörg GönnerEditing: Niki MossböckSound: Ekkerhart BaumungProduction Management: Marie TapperoKey-Gaffer: Gregor Centner, Stefan VuscinaKamera-Assistenz: Christian FlatzekTonschnitt: Karoline HeflinRegie-Assistenz: Libertad Hackl
Production: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Funding: ÖFI, ORF-FFA, FFW, FISA, Land Niederösterreich, Cinestyria

Worldsales: KGP

Distribution: Thimfilm

The film is a portrait of lives, a portrait of people with differentlife plans, set in our time. It confronts the audience with different ways ofmastering life - the spectator is prompted to contemplate her life in relation.

 

The film ultimately asks about the meaning of life, about how tofill out life between birth and death, about how to enjoy life.

 

Documentary miniatures portray diverse protagonists of the samegeneration: from the forest owner family in their lavish home,

to the female factory worker.



This film is a portrait of life, a portrait of people with varying life plans. It asks the meaning of life, about how to fill the gap between birth and death, and what is happiness. Short documentary pieces tell the stories of some very different protagonists of a generation: from the forest-owning family in their stately home to the factory worker following her daily routine.

Festivals:

Berlinale 2012 - Forum

Diagonale 2012

OSLO EURODOK 2012

BASEL BILDRAUSCH 2012

SARAJEVO IFF 2012

LONDON IFF 2012

17th Forum of European Cinema "Cinergia" (Poland) 2012

duisburger filmwoche 2012

Seville IFF 2012

K3 Festivals Kärnten 2012

Göteborg IFF 2012

Trieste Film Festival 2013 (Italy)





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Born in Vienna in 1974. Studied Directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Department of Film and Television, and graduated with distinction. 

 

Mader’s short films have received numerous awards. Her short film Gfrasta received the Max Ophüls Prize in 1999 in the category of Best Short Film. Null Defizit is her first film to be invited by the Cannes Film Festival and was screened in the Cinéfondation programme in 2001.

 

Struggle, Mader’s first feature film, was also invited to screen in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and received its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard programme in 2003. Struggle has sold to six European countries and received numerous awards internationally.

 

In 2005, Gfrasta was selected to screen in the Official Selection of Cannes as part of the Tous les Cinémas du Monde programme and Ruth Mader and her co-author Martin Leidenfrost received the Carl Mayer Screenplay Prize for their screenplay Serviam – ich will dienen. In 2007, Mader was invited to Cannes for the fourth time with her screenplay Serviam in the official selection for the L´ATELIER section; however, the film could not be realised to date due to its high budget cost.

 

Her latest film, the documentary What is Love, received its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum in 2012.


Filmography

WHAT IS LOVE (2012)

Struggle (2003)
Null Defizit (2001, short)
Gfrasta (1998, short)
Ready For What (1997, documentary)
Kilometer 123,5 (1994, short)
Endstation Obdachlos (1992, documentary)

 

Awards for „Struggle“ (Selection)

 

 FIPRESCI Prize

 Kritikerpreis/International Federation of Film Critics

 + Special Mention Don Quijote Prize

given by the Jury of International Federation of Cine Clubs (FICC)

 Kiew Molodist Film Festival, Ukraine

 

 Premio CIPPUTI  – Best Film, International Film Festival Torino, Italy

 

 Best Script (Ruth Mader, Martin Leidenfrost, Barbara Albert)

 Preis des Saarländischen Rundfunk and ZDF -  Max Ophüls Festival, Saarbrücken, Deutschland

 

 Best Actress (Aleksandra Justa)  - International Film Festival Sochi, Russia

 

 Best DOP (Bernhard Keller)

 AAC-Award (Austrian Accociation of Cinematographers) - Diagonale, Graz, Austria

 

 Special Mention Jury, Festival Cinematografico dell`Umbria, Italy

 

 Förderungspreis für Filmkunst (Kunstsektion des Bundeskanzleramtes, Austria)






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