Cambridge Film Festival 2008

Producing films which aim to disturb, Austrian director Seidl's work blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction and he is on the record saying that he doesn't distinguish between feature films and documentaries. This strand celebrates his work.

View other Cambridge Film Festival Films by strand: Boris Karloff: The Face Of Universal Horror, Celebrating Warner Bros., Derek Jarman Remembered, Documentaries, Music At The Movies, New Features, Polish Cinema

Import/Export Import/Export
Import/Export and Jesus, You Know
Dog Days (Hundstage) (Country: Austria; Year: 2002; Director: Ulrich Seidl; Writer: Ulrich Seidl, Veronica Franz; Stars: Maria Hoffstatter, Alfred Mrva, Erich Finsches, Gerti Lehner, Franziska Weib, Rene Wanko, Claudia Martini, Victor Rathbone, Christian Bakonyi, Christine Jirku, Victor Hennemann, Georg Friedrich)
Sexual humiliation and dark desires amongst disillusioned overweight Austrians in hot weather.
Import/Export (Import Export) (Country: Austria; Year: 2007; Director: Ulrich Seidl; Writer: Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl; Stars: Ekateryna Rak, Paul Hofmann, Michael Thomas, Maria Hofstätter, Georg Friedrich, Natalya Baranova, Natalja Epureanu, Erich Finsches, Herbert Fritsch, Susanne Lothar)
A man travels from Western to Eastern Europe while a woman travels in the opposite direction, yet their journeys have much in common.
Jesus, You Know (Jesus, Du weisst) (Country: Austria; Year: 2003; Director: Ulrich Seidl; Writer: Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl; Stars: Elfriede Ahmad, Waltraute Bartel, Hans-Jürgen Eder, Thomas Grandegger, Thomas Ullram, Angelika Weber, Tanja Müller, Elisabeth Sucham, Heribert Exel, Saleem Ahmad)
The inhabitants of six different churches seek Heavenly help to solve their Earthly problems.
Mit Verlust ist zu rechnen (Country: Austria; Year: 1992; Director: Ulrich Seidl; Writer: Michael Glawogger, Ulrich Seidl; Stars: Paul Hutterová, Vladimir Kundrát, Rusena Machaloyá, Alois Paur, Sepp Paur, Miroslav Sedlar, Stepánká Srámkoyá)
The social impacts of a relationship held across borders, contrasting the differences in wealth between East and West Europe.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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