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Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Austria
País de Rodagem Filming Country Austria

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 0:30:00

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Short
Género Genre Drama, LGBTQI+

Idioma e Legendagem Language and Subtitling

Língua Language German
Legendas Subtitles English


Imagem de
Sinopse Sinopsis

Arthur, reformado de 80 anos, mora numa pequena casa em Viena. Durante algum tempo cuidou da sua esposa, Martha, gravemente doente, com ajuda de enfermeiras. Quando um novo trabalhador de cuidados húngaro, Fabiu, entra em cena, a sua rotina muda por completo. Ambos se aproximam e dentro de Arthur começam a surgir sentimentos de desejo e anseio reprimido.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

80-year-old retiree Arthur lives in a modest home in Vienna. For quite some time he has lovingly been caring for his seriously ill wife Martha, with only female nurses assisting him. When the new male hungarian care worker Fabiu enters the picture, his routine is broken. But soon the two men become closer and inside Arthur feelings of desire and suppressed longing start to rise.

Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
Director’s Note: Life that is coming to an end, life that is just beginning. Age and youth. Longing and hope. Two existences that come together by chance and act fatefully on each other. An encounter that both will never let go and yet will only last for a short time. Arthur and Fabiu. An 80-year-old retiree and a 25-year-old care worker. What is a happy life? What is love? Where to put our desires? Questions that, even in old age, act as silent riddles in people and seem almost unanswerable. Arthur forgot them or suppressed them out of self-protection. But everything that is suppressed pushes upwards and at some point it paves its way into the open. His hidden feelings start moving when he meets Fabiu. These are feelings that give him a vague idea of what he could have had but was denied him by his year of birth and his own worries and fears. Fabiu is gay and so am I. We are lucky to be young in 21st century Europe. Same-sex love is tolerated and even accepted in much of the western world. I can walk hand in hand with a man on the street, kiss him on the park bench, love him openly, marry him. A few decades earlier my life would have been different. I would have had to choose between facing external hostility and being excluded and humiliated in the process or suffer permanent internal torment. People like Arthur have chosen the second path. So how do you deal with feelings that you do not want to allow yourself to exist? – especially those that do not meet the norm. Your natural urge is an outward one. Feelings cannot be suppressed, at least not without consequences. They bore their way through our insides and cause deep pain therein. So the question is, face them or quietly endure the suffering? For Arthur the encounter with Fabiu comes too late. His life took a different direction a long time ago and he has come to a point where there is no turning back. What remains is the acceptance of one’s own decisions and the appreciation of one’s own life. Arthur’s goal is no longer to satisfy his own needs, it is to help a loved one – to take care of his wife Martha.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography
Retrato de Stefan Langthaler Stefan Langthaler was born in Vienna in 1987. From 2008 to 2013 he studied Writing and Directing at Filmcollege Vienna. His medium-length graduation film „ALONE“ premiered at New Hampshire Film Festival. His feature-length film debut as director was the documentary „SARGIS – Such is life“, which celebrated it’s premiere 2018 at the Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film. Recently he worked as artistic assistant for director Michael Kreihsl and received the prestigious “Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award” for his work on “Fabiu”.

Data de Estreia Release Date January 2020*

Data de conclusão year 2020-01-15

Exibições Exhibitions
Film Festival Max Ophüls Prize Saarbrücken January 21, 2020 World Premiere Competition Medium-length Film // Nomination “Best Young Actor” Germany Festival Internacional De Cine De Huesca Huesca June 19, 2020 Spain Premiere Official Selection Spain Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award 2020 Austria Thess International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki October 18, 2020 Official Selection Greece Palm Springs International Shortfest Palm Springs June 16, 2020 North American Premiere Nominations: Best LGBTQ+ Short; GoE Bridging the Borders Award United States AMOR LGBT+ International Film Festival Santiago June 23, 2020 South American Premiere Jury Award Guerrilla – International Short Film Competition Chile Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival Providence, Rhode Island August 4, 2020 Alternative Spirit Award (LGBTQ) – Grand Prize United States OUTshine Film Festival, South Florida’s LGBTQ+ Florida August 25, 2020 Florida Premiere Jury Award Best Short Film – Runner-up United States Filmfestival Kitzbuehel Kitzbuehel August 27, 2020 Austrian Premiere Best Short Film Austria Austria Fünf Seen Filmfestival Bavaria August 29, 2020 Official Selection Germany Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, Florida November 6, 2020 Official Selection United States Tirana International Film Festival Tirana September 20, 2020 Albanian Premiere Official Selection Albania GRAND OFF World Independent Short Film Awards Warsaw November 24, 2020 Nomination: Best Directing Poland Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Santa Fe October 15, 2020 Official Selection United States Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival Atlanta September 25, 2020 Official Selection United States
Distribuição Distribution

poster de
Realização Director Stefan LangthalerProdutores Producers Victoria Herbig, Sebastian SchmidlElenco Keycast Günter Tolar, Kristóf Gellén, Birgit Stimmer

Argumento Screenplay Stefan Langthaler

Direcção de Fotografia (DoP) Direction of Photography Georg Weiss

Cor Color Grading Franz Brandl

Som Sound Markus Ortner

Misturas de Som Sound Mix Chris Kuchner

Direcção de Arte Art Direction Rebecca Kassar

Figurinos Costumes Laura Mussi

Caracterização Characterization Sophie Lothaller, Marlene Wagenleitner

Edição Editing Sebastian Schreiner

Direcção Musical Musical Direction Nikolai Blagoev

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