Born in Vienna in 1970, Barbara Albert is a writer, director and producer. She studied directing and screenwriting at the Vienna Film Academy in 1991.
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR BARBARA ALBERT
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- original title
- Die Lebenden
- Barbara Albert
- Austria, Germany, Poland
- 112 min
“Barbara Albert approaches this tricky material with cinematic lightness of touch… consequently the film is a great cinematic drama which not only casts a glance back to the past but also confronts extremely modern themes.” – Celluloid
Stylish contemporary drama following Sita (the effervescent Anna Fischer), a hip, scooter-riding young Berliner in search of family secrets and her own identity.
Sita’s discovery of an old photograph at her grandfather’s 95th birthday propels her across the continent in an attempt to find out what Grandpa really did in the war. As she confronts the ugliest of truths – and finds herself falling for an Israeli photographer – hidden issues of responsibility and guilt erupt into view. With a fresh, vibrant musical score, a tight script and atmospheric cinematography of present-day Berlin, Vienna and Warsaw, this is a story about the intricacies of life at the crossroads between old and new Europe.
Contains scenes of a sexual nature