• Grand Jury Prize - Venice IFF
• Critics’ Week - Cannes Film Festival
Six different stories in the hottest weekend of the year. The air is completely hot and humid, it’s hard to breathe in the no- man’s land between highways, supermarkets and a sea of one-family houses on the edge of Vienna.
Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is a director, author and producer. Ulrich Seidl started his career with award-winning documentaries such as GOOD NEWS (1990), ANIMAL LOVE(1995) and MODELS (1998). Seidl‘s first feature fiction
film DOG DAYS (2001) won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in
2001. IMPORT EXPORT (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production
company, was invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his
successful and multiple-award-winning PARADISE TRILOGY (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world‘s most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. This was followed by IN THE BASEMENT (2014) and SAFARI (2016).