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Synopsis

Jutta, the daughter of a baron, is engaged to Mehlmann, a fashion-conscious and energetic, yet shallow, businessman who plans to turn his fiancée’s family estate, a decaying Baroque palace, into an exclusive resort for the social elite. Meanwhile, the old baron, less than enthusiastic about the grandiose ideas of his future son-in-law and the obtrusively loud new world, prefers to wander the physical and mental paths of the past – „the mossy stones of the monarchy”. Over time, Jutta also grows increasingly tired of her lover’s ambitions and begins to harbour warm feelings towards Petrik, Mehlmann’s friend and a writer.

The visions of future of the impetuously modernising young republic collide with memories of the once mighty empire and dreary Nazi occupation, vividly reflecting the tensions that haunted the Austrian society and collective self-consciousness of the 1960s.

Lhotsky’s feature debut is considered the most remarkable Austrian film of the 1960s and an early example of the local „new wave”.

The screening presents the premiere of a new 2K DCP derived from a 4K digitisation of the original 35mm camera negatives made by Filmarchiv Austria. The original negatives are being kept at Filmarchiv Austria’s vaults in Laxenburg, Lower Austria.

Eva Näripea

Director
Georg Lhotsky

Georg Lhotsky (1937–2016) came from Czehoslovakia to Austria as a child when his German-speaking family left the country in 1944. He was trained as an actor in Vienna and started his career in theater where he worked as an assistant director, director and actor both in Germany and in Austria. He then turned to the field of broadcasting, film and television where he was active as director, actor and producer. His first feature film „Moos auf den Steinen” was invited to the Berlinale 1969 and was selected as Austrian entry for the 42nd Academy Awards (no nomination).

Filmography
  • Kasperl am elektrischen Stuhl (1969)
  • Mirko und Franca (1979)
  • Die grüne Seite (1981)
  • Ein Haus in Jerusalem (1991)
Tue, 20.11.2018
6:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
051406
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 051406
Movie guests
Presenter Anna Dobringer
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Austria
Year: 1968
Duration: 82 minutes
Language: German
Director: Georg Lhotsky
Producer:  Rudolf Kammel    
Writer: Georg Lhotzky
DOPs: Kurt Junek, Walter Kindler
Montage: Liselotte Klimitscheck, Irene Tomschik
Composer: Friedrich Gulda
Cast: Fritz Muliar, Erika Pluhar, Louis Ries, Heinz Trixner 
Synopsis

Jutta, the daughter of a baron, is engaged to Mehlmann, a fashion-conscious and energetic, yet shallow, businessman who plans to turn his fiancée’s family estate, a decaying Baroque palace, into an exclusive resort for the social elite. Meanwhile, the old baron, less than enthusiastic about the grandiose ideas of his future son-in-law and the obtrusively loud new world, prefers to wander the physical and mental paths of the past – „the mossy stones of the monarchy”. Over time, Jutta also grows increasingly tired of her lover’s ambitions and begins to harbour warm feelings towards Petrik, Mehlmann’s friend and a writer.

The visions of future of the impetuously modernising young republic collide with memories of the once mighty empire and dreary Nazi occupation, vividly reflecting the tensions that haunted the Austrian society and collective self-consciousness of the 1960s.

Lhotsky’s feature debut is considered the most remarkable Austrian film of the 1960s and an early example of the local „new wave”.

The screening presents the premiere of a new 2K DCP derived from a 4K digitisation of the original 35mm camera negatives made by Filmarchiv Austria. The original negatives are being kept at Filmarchiv Austria’s vaults in Laxenburg, Lower Austria.

Eva Näripea

Director
Georg Lhotsky

Georg Lhotsky (1937–2016) came from Czehoslovakia to Austria as a child when his German-speaking family left the country in 1944. He was trained as an actor in Vienna and started his career in theater where he worked as an assistant director, director and actor both in Germany and in Austria. He then turned to the field of broadcasting, film and television where he was active as director, actor and producer. His first feature film „Moos auf den Steinen” was invited to the Berlinale 1969 and was selected as Austrian entry for the 42nd Academy Awards (no nomination).

Filmography
  • Kasperl am elektrischen Stuhl (1969)
  • Mirko und Franca (1979)
  • Die grüne Seite (1981)
  • Ein Haus in Jerusalem (1991)