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Soldate Jeannette

(2013)

A film by Daniel Hoesl

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2013 Official selection / INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2013 Hivos Tiger award / GOTEBORG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Genre(s): First Film

• Theme(s): Bourgeoisie / Feminist / Gender / Money / Offbeat / Rebel / Women


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Soldate Jeannette

  • Daniel Hoesl

    Biography:

    Born 1982, lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He blasted some buildings in the art circuit and soon after, founded "A European Film Conspiracy" to produce films in his unique no-budget collective style. While working as Assistant Director to Ulrich Seidl's Paradise-Trilogy he first got malaria, then found Jesus. Elephants are now his favorite animals. Daniel is best known for his controversial interpretation of Franz Schubert's, "Winterjourney". His predilection for progressive concepts gave way to his first feature. Selected Films: Soldate Jeannette (2013) | The Madness of the Day - Diagonale (2011) | Lektion von allt aglichem Pathos - Gewinner Filmriss (2006) | Lektion in Tango (2004)

    Filmography:
    2011: The Madness of the Day - short
    2006: Lektion von alltäglichem Pathos - short
    2004: Lektion in Tango - short

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2013: Sundance Film Festival (USA) | World Cinema Dramatic Competition
  • 2013: Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands) | Hivos Tiger Awards CompetitionHivos Tiger Award
  • 2013: Göteborg International Film Festival (Sweden)
  • 2013: New Directors / New Films (USA)
  • 2013: Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film (Austria) Best Actress award, Sound Design award
  • 2013: Bifest Bari International Film Festival (Italy) | PANORAMA INTERNAZIONALE
  • 2013: OFF Plus CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema (Poland) | International dramatic competition Making Way Special Honors
  • 2013: Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival (Norway) | Competition
  • 2013: Crossing Europe Film Festival (Austria)
  • 2013: Festival Internacional de Cinema Balneário Camboriú (Brazil) Golden Owl for Best Film
  • 2013: Berkshire International Film Festival (USA)
  • 2013: Sydney Film Festival (Australia)
  • 2013: Art Film Fest (Slovakia) SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY and THE MAYOR OF TRENČÍN AWARD
  • 2013: FilmFest München (Germany)
  • 2013: East End Film Festival (UK) | Best Feature Competition
  • 2013: Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival “Zerkalo” (Russia) Special Achievement Award
  • 2013: Moscow International Film Festival (Russia)
  • 2013: Austrian Cultural Forum in Rome (Italy)
  • 2013: Jerusalem Film Festival (Israel)
  • 2013: Galway Film Fleadh (Ireland) | World Cinema
  • 2013: Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico)
  • 2013: Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (Japan) | Focus on Rotterdam
  • 2013: Puchon International Film Festival (Korea) | Vision Express
  • 2013: Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia)
  • 2013: Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia Herzegovina) | Competition Programme - Features
  • 2013: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival (Finland)
  • 2013: AVVANTURA FESTIVAL FILMFORUMZADAR (Croatia)
  • 2013: International Festival of New Film - Split Film Festival (Croatia) | ?
  • 2013: Filmfestival SEHENSWERT (Hungary)
  • 2013: Valdivia International Film Festival (Chile) | International Competition
  • 2013: Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada) | Compétition internationale
  • 2013: European Film Forum “Scanorama” (Lithuania) | Forum
  • 2013: Sevilla European Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2013: Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece)
  • 2013: Cork Film Festival (Ireland)
  • 2013: Ljubljana International Film Festival (Slovenia)
  • 2013: 15ème Festival du cinéma européen en Essonne (France)
  • 2013: AFI European Union Films Showcase (USA)
  • 2014: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (Ireland)
  • 2014: Atlántida Film Fest (Spain)
  • 2014: Saas-Fee Filmfest (Switzerland) Best Film
  • 2014: Austrian Film Festival Moscow (Russia)
  • 2014: European Film Festival in Bucarest (Romania)

Synopsis



Fanni has had enough of money and leaves to buy a tent. Anna has had enough of pigs and leaves the farmer - one needle in the hay. In the new game Fanni rolls the dice while Anna does not think twice, she knocks down all the pins. Together they raise their voice and shape one mutual tune. Differences attract each other, and jolly they move on - together on their distinct journeys, where their dreams are set - towards a new found liberty.


DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT


I may be idealistic, but I believe in humankind. I risk sounding prophetic, but I feel our ability to love has gone astray. The ability to say, "Give me your hand," or "Share my bread." Am I idealistic when I wish we treated our orphaned children as well as we do a beloved animal? How funny I must sound when I say aloud, "Elephants are better humans." We believe in the holy money, the holiness of the Federal Reserve, the communion of banks, the payout of interest and eternal assets. Amen. Instead, let's bask in the burning inflation. We'll sing along and raise our voices as one. We are the mighty ones who have the power to bring down the religion of dollars and cents, pounds and pence. Life will rise like the sun. Like it has for Fanni and Anna. They are everyday soldiers. They wage battle against the forces that threaten to tear at their spirit. They succeed not by fighting, but by simply choosing not to do what they don't want to, by stealing the keys to liberty.


Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 79'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: Austria
  • Original Language(s): German
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Format(s) available: Bluray / DCP / DVD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Christina Reichsthaler, Josef Kleindienst, Bettina Köster, Julia Scranz
  • Screenplay: Daniel Hoesl
  • Cinematographer: Gerald Kerkletz
  • Editor: Natalie Schwager
  • Music: Bettina Köster, GUSTAV

Company Credits

  • Produced by: EUROPEAN FILM CONSPIRACY