Previously at the ICA - Films
24 Sep 2008
"an astonishing film...deeply moral and blackly funny" Sukhdev Sandhu - Daily Telegraph
"Seidl's eye for the grotesque makes him the Diane Arbus of world cinema, and this was often startling, horrible and brilliant." Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian
A formidable and clear-eyed portrait of modern Europe from Austrian director Ulrich Seidl, the noted documentary filmmaker who made his feature debut in 2001 with Dog Days.
This new film tells two stories: Olga, a young Ukrainian nurse, journeys west to Austria looking for a better life, while unemployed Austrian Paul heads east with his stepfather. Seidl presents separate stories but shared experiences as his characters discover that, despite modern Europe's promise of a better life, things really are tough all over.
The director will be present post-screening for a special onstage interview
Dir Ulrich Seidl, Austria 2007, 135 mins, subtitles, Cert 18