ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
14.-21.10.2012.
Models
Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 1998.
Directed by: Ulrich Seidl
Script: Ulrich Seidl
Producer: Kurt J. Mrkwicka
Production company: MR Filmproduktion
Cinematography: Ortrun Bauer, Jerzy Palacz, Hans Selikovsky
Editing: Christof Schertenleib
Format: 35mm
Running time: 118'

Synopsis
Models is documentary-feature film, revealing and devastating portrait of a trio of aspiring real-life Viennese models. Vivian will stop at nothing to be a magazine cover girl. Lisa fills her time with routine plastic surgery and cocaine binges, while innocent Tanja focuses on the mystical through tarot cards, yoga, and raw animal energy. Using long, meticulously composed voyeuristic shots, Seidl delves completely into the private spaces of the models, their sexual relationships and personal habits, exploring how sex and career intertwine.

Awards and Festivals
Austrian People's Education TV Award 2001 - TV Award Best TV Film
Sarajevo Film Festival 1999 Audience Award

Directors Biography
Ulrich Seidl was born in Vienna in 1952 and grew up in the town of Horn in Lower Austria. He studied journalism, art history and drama in Vienna, supporting himself with odd jobs, before entering the prestigious Vienna Film Academy at the age of 26. In 1980 he made his first documentary, Einsvierzig. Following the controversy surrounding his second film, Der Ball (1982) a wickedly satirical portrait of the graduation ball in his home town Seidl was asked to leave the Film Academy. In 1990 he returned to the scene with the feature-length documentary Good News. Hundstage Dog Days, his first fiction film, was released in 2001 and won several important awards, beginning with the grand jury prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. The same year also saw the release of State of the Nation. Films: Jesus, You Know (2003), Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (2006), Import Export (2007) followed. Paradise: Love (2012) is latest feature film premiered at 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB DANCE CENTRE, Tuesday, October 16th at 20.30
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