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AUSTRIA | 128 minutes | 2019

After being turned down for a job in the American porn industry, a penniless young woman decides to head home to Russia on foot. Her seemingly crazy undertaking was actually inspired by the mysterious disappearance of Lillian Alling in 1927. In this Austrian drama, fictional yet shot like a documentary, the story is transposed to a contemporary setting and relies on a captivatingly bare-bones script and dialogue. A mesmerizing road movie that doubles as a portrait of American materialism seen through the eyes of one woman, played by the fascinating Patrycja Planik.

"Horvath manages to find an epic grandeur in the simple story of a woman just trying to make her way home." Screendaily

Directors' Fortnight - Festival de Cannes

L'Étrange Festival

Programs

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #100
13:15
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Program #152
19:15
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Saturday October 19, 2019

Program #227
17:00
Cinéma du Parc 1

Andreas Horvath

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distribution and credits

  • Editing Michael Palm
  • Sound designer Klaus Kellermann
  • Cinematographer Andreas Horvath
  • Screenplay Andreas Horvath
  • Producer Ulrich Seidl
  • Cast Patrycja Planik

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