Coinciding with Little Joe, HOME presents two rarely screened titles: Hausner’s Locarno Festival–winning short Flora and the mid-length Inter-View, Hausner’s graduation film at the Filmacademy Vienna. Both screen from 35mm.
Dir Jessica Hausner/AT 1999/45 mins/German wEngST
Birgit Doll, Hagnot Elischka, Hakon Hirzenberger
In this mid-length film (Hausner’s graduation film at the Filmacademy Vienna), the story of a student who conducts interviews with strangers on the street is intercut with that of a young woman who sets about changing her life while contemplating the seeming impossibility of enduring happiness.
Dir Jessica Hausner/AT 1995/25 mins/German wEngST
Claudia Penitz, Andreas Götz, John F. Kutil
Hausner won the Lion of Tomorrow prize at the 1996 Locarno Film Festival for this coming-of-age tale, which packs plenty of tender and funny moments, pop songs, and quotidian observations into 25 touching minutes.