Previously at the ICA - Films
11 Oct 2008 – 13 Oct 2008
A foray into the East/West divide that Seidl has revisited 15 years later in Import Export, this explores the borders, both physical and social, that separate people from one another. Austrian widower Sepp awkwardly courts Paula, a widow who lives just across the Czech border, but, while they live near enough that he's able to watch her with binoculars, their relationship is jeopardised by the mounting cultural differences between the impoverished socialism of the Czech Republic and the prosperous consumerism of Austria.
Dir Ulrich Seidl, Austria 1992, 118 mins, subtitles