12 Oct 13
Shooting completed – “I see a Darkness” by Jasmin Baumgartner
What happens if you really need to decide once in life? If this decision changes everything forever? The clock is ticking in her stomach. Nobody knows about it. Maybe it’s better like that, because we don´t want to remember mistakes. Carmen is pregnant. Carmen is afraid. Carmen would like to abort. Her subconscious responds – and gives her the chance to question everything.
A 24-hours odyssey through the darkness begins – with coffee and cigarettes at Mami Patricia on the balcony. She wants the best for Carmen without realizing, what her daughter really needs. Jakob is Carmen’s friend. He brings her to the opera. Le nozze di Figaro. While Figaro comes Susanne closer, Carmen becomes estranged from Jakob. Jakob can´t recognize her suffering either. Carmen is alone with her decision, until someone recognizes her in the darkness.
director: Jasmin Baumgartner
status: in postproduction, duration: appr. 30min
cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer (best young actress at Max Ophuls 2013), Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg (best actress Diagonale 2013), Gerald Hoffmann (Gerard), Daniel Sträßer, Wilhelm Mang, Karin Lischka, Simone Fuith, Haymon Maria Buttinger, Nychos the Weird
producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski, Jasmin Baumgartner, Anna Hawliczek, Emanuel Schreiner
cinematography: Anna Hawliczek
editing: Georg Vogler
shooting format: ARRI Alexa
funding: Wien Kultur, NÖ Kultur, Stadt Salzburg, VAM, Filmakademie Wien, CineArt Steiermark, Landesjugendreferat Steiermark, Cash for Culture, Stadt Graz Kulturamt
a co-production with Evil Frog & One Delta Ten Tango
copyright pictures: Daniel Hermes