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Austria, 2013
length: 20min
broadcaster: ORF
status: released

In a deserted world Sola strays through foreign houses, always in search of food, survivors and her own will to survive.
She creates a dull routine, which prevents her from questioning her existence.
One day she makes a startling discovery and hope blazes again …

short synopsis:
Sola is the last survivor in Vienna – the city is hers. Without electricity or running water she lives a dreary routine. She strays around through abandoned homes – always in search of food and possible survivors. Yet there is no lack of necessities, but solitude drives her in an increasingly critical state. The only saving grace in their empty world is music. Every day she goes for one hour in a church to play the organ – even though she never had practice before. One day Sola makes a long-awaited discovery and hope lights for her again….

a film by Alexandra Makarová

Melanie Mezzina, Larissa Sabitzer

written and directed by: Alexandra Makarová
cinematograpghy: Georg Weiss
editing: Lisa Geretschläger
sounddesign: Karoline T. Heflin
script supervision: Robert Buchschwenter
compositing: Werner Weitschacher
producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski, Sebastian Schmidl, Alexandra Makarová, Georg Weiss, Lisa Geretschläger

a Soleil Film & Geretschläger/Makarova/Weiss/Schmidl production
funded by: Stadt Wien Kultur
shoting format: DSLR HD

world premiere: Edinburgh Film Festival, 2013
Créteil Int’l Women’s Film Festival, 2014
Versi di Luce FF, 2014
Vienna Independent Shorts, 2014
La Pedrera Short Film Festival, 2014 (WINNER BEST ACTRESS for Melanie Mezzina)
FIC International Film Festival, Buenos Aires (WINNER SPECIAL MENTION)
Österreichisches Kulturforum Prag

NOMINATION for Filmplus Award (Award for Film-editing and Montage Art) for Lisa Geretschläger

Melanie Mezzina


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