Waltraud Grausgruber: Film Programme
The films of the Jury Programme will be shown at the opening and closing ceremonies and before Competition Programme screenings.
A young woman works as an exotic dancer in a bar. She recalls an incident from her childhood in which she was physically abused by a male visitor. This inner journey brings back painful memories, including the obsessive image of a hat. Black-ink drawings, spare and rapidly executed, flow together in a succession of troubling and striking metamorphoses.
When her grandmother dies, a young Eurasian girl relives the story of the women of her family, from the colonial Indochine to the isolation in a transit camp.
Bulgaria, Austria, Portugal, 2018, dcp, 5:
The Outlander tells the tale of the long and arduous journey undertaken by Süleyman, Vienna´s first elephant. It was in the 16th century that the animal initially voyaged from Ceylon to Lisbon, before being sent on a month-long journey as a living royal gift to Vienna under Maximilian II.