Erwin and Julia / Erwin und Julia
Götz Spielmann, Austria, 1990.
Directed by: Götz Spielmann
Script: Götz Spielmann
Producer: Helmut Grasser
Production company: Allegro Filmproduktions
Cinematography: Peter Zeitlinger
Editing: Hubert Canaval
Cast: Heinz Weixelbraun, Julia Stemberger, Wolf Bachofner, Wolfgang Böck, Oda Thormeyer
Format: 35mm
Running time: 101'

The story of a group of people in Vienna. Erwin came to Vienna from some provincial town, full of expectations, he wants to become an actor. Karin, a waitress in a small suburban cafe, almost goes to pieces over her love. Wolf is a writer and he hates life because his writing is no good. Claudia from Germany never made it and still lives in this neurotic city where people strangely seem to be carrying self-inflicted burdens. All are on the look-out for a different life, their own life, real life. Perhaps it is a film about Vienna.

Awards and Festivals
Locarno International Film Festival 1991
Festival La Baule du Film Europeean 1992 - Best Actress Alpe Adria Cinema 1992
Cairo International Film Festival 1992

Directors Biography
Götz Spielmann (born 1961 in Wels, Austria) is an Austrian director and scriptwriter grew up in Vienna. From 1980 to 1987 he studied film direction and script-writing in Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts. After making several short films, and receiving his diploma with Vergiss Sneider!, with the drama Erwin und Julia, Spielmann had his first great success. In 1993, his film Der Nachbar won the Vienna Filmaward at the Viennale. Spielmann is one of the most important contemporary Austrian Film directors. His films The Stranger, Revanche and Antares were the Austrian candidates for Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Spielmann is on the committee of the Association of the Austrian film directors.

Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB DANCE CENTRE, Thursday, October 18th at 20.30
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