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Animals, "Tiere"

Synopsis

Director

A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leave them both incapable of being certain exactly where they are: in the real world, in their own imaginations – or in someone else’s imagination.

„As the narrative progresses, the more it undermines certainties and sows doubts. At what point did the plot actually begin? Are the characters really themselves, or merely figments of someone else’s imagination? First the timeframes become confused, before spatial boundaries are also suspended. Disconcerting parallels emerge between the Vienna apartment and the Swiss chalet. And doesn’t the ice cream seller in the neighbouring town look just like Mischa? Is Anna’s jealousy unfounded, or should she listen to the advice of the talking cat? Is Mischa actually Andrea? Will every question be answered by the end? Wait and see, for the mind games that „Tiere“ allows to play out between Vienna and the Swiss Alps are most sophisticated.“ – Berlinale

Greg Zglinski

(b. 1968, Warsaw) is a director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, composer, and editor. He studied at the Polish National Academy for Film Television and Theatre in Lodz. A former student of Krzysztof Kieslowski, he has made four feature films and some TV series.

Filmography

  • Na swoje podobienstwo (2002)
  • Tout un hiver sans feu (2004)
  • Wymyk (Vaprus, PÖFF 2011)
  • Tiere (Animals, 2017)

Schedule

21.11.2017
21:15 - 22:50
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 050304
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22.11.2017
20:30 - 22:05
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 060504
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23.11.2017
21:15 - 22:50
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 071703
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Countries: Switzerland, Poland, Austria
Year: 2017
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: German
Director: Greg Zglinski
Producers: Bruno Wagner, Antonin Svoboda, Łukasz Dziecioł
Writers: Jörg Kalt, Greg Zglinski
DOP: Piotr Jaxa
Montage: Karina Ressler
Composer: Bartosz Chajdecki
Cast: Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi Nebbou, Michael Ostrowski
Productions: Tellfilm, coop99 filmproduktion, Opus Film
Festivals: Berlinale, Istanbul, Edinburgh, Karlovy Vary, New Horizons

Synopsis

Director

A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leave them both incapable of being certain exactly where they are: in the real world, in their own imaginations – or in someone else’s imagination.

„As the narrative progresses, the more it undermines certainties and sows doubts. At what point did the plot actually begin? Are the characters really themselves, or merely figments of someone else’s imagination? First the timeframes become confused, before spatial boundaries are also suspended. Disconcerting parallels emerge between the Vienna apartment and the Swiss chalet. And doesn’t the ice cream seller in the neighbouring town look just like Mischa? Is Anna’s jealousy unfounded, or should she listen to the advice of the talking cat? Is Mischa actually Andrea? Will every question be answered by the end? Wait and see, for the mind games that „Tiere“ allows to play out between Vienna and the Swiss Alps are most sophisticated.“ – Berlinale

Greg Zglinski

(b. 1968, Warsaw) is a director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, composer, and editor. He studied at the Polish National Academy for Film Television and Theatre in Lodz. A former student of Krzysztof Kieslowski, he has made four feature films and some TV series.

Filmography

  • Na swoje podobienstwo (2002)
  • Tout un hiver sans feu (2004)
  • Wymyk (Vaprus, PÖFF 2011)
  • Tiere (Animals, 2017)