Michael

A film by Markus Schleinzer

A 2011, Dolby Digital, 35mm, 96 Min., German

Synopsis

MICHAEL describes the last five months of 10-year-old Wolfgang and 35-year-old Michael's involuntary life together.

 

Credits

Director and Screenplay:
Markus Schleinzer
 
Cast:
Michael Fuith
Christine Kain
Ursula Strauss
Viktor Tremmel
Gisela Salcher
 
Casting:
Carmen Loley
 
Artistic Consultant and Co-director:
Katrin Resetarits
 
Photography:
Gerald Kerkletz
 
Sound:
Klaus Kellermann
 
Set Design:
Katrin Huber
Gerhard Dohr
 
Costume Design:
Hanya Barakat
 
Make-up Artist:
Wiltrud Derschmidt
 
Editor:
Wolfgang Widerhofer
 
 
Sound Design:
Veronika Hlawatsch
Bernhard Maisch
 
Assistant director:
Hanuš Polak jr.
 
Location Manager:
Peter Muhr
 
Production Manager:
Louis Oellerer
 
Executive producer:
Michael Kitzberger
  
Producers:

Michael Kitzberger

Markus Glaser

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 
Production:
NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
 
with support of:
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmstandort Austria
ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen
Filmfonds Wien
Cine Tirol

 

 

Awards

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Nomination
Festival de Cannes - Official Selection - Wettbewerb (2011)
Max Ophüls Prize + Best Actor
Max Ophüls Prize Filmfestival (2012)
Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Camera, Best Set Design, Best Screenplay
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2012)
Wiener Filmpreis
Viennale (2011)
Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (2012)
Nomination
European Film Award: European Discovery - Prix Fipresci (2011)
Best Sound (Veronika Hlawatsch, Klaus Kellermann, Bernhard Maisch)
Österreichischer Filmpreis (2012)
Nomination
Austrian Film Award: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Photography, Best Soundddesign (2012)
Golden Pram Award for the Best Feature Film
Zagreb Film Festival (2011)
Silver Gateway Special Jury Award + Mumbai Young Critics Silver Gateway Award
Mumbai Film Festival (2011)
FEDEORA Award - Filmmakers of Tomorrow
Haifa International Film Festival (2011)
CineVision Award: Honourable Mention
Filmfest München (2011)
Special Mention + Trenčianske Teplice's Mayor Award
Art Film Fest Bratislava (2011)
Grand Prix Special
Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival (2011)
Archie Award for Best First-time Director
Philadelphia Film Festival (2011)

Dates

02.03.2012

Cinema Release in the U.K.

23.02.2012

Cinema Release in Bulgaria

23.02.2012

Cinema Release in Switzerland

16.02.2012

Cinema Release in Hungary

15.02.2012

Cinema Release in the USA

26.01.2012

Cinema Release in Germany

24.01.2012

Cinema Release in Greece

23.11.2011

Cinema Release in Switzerland (Romandie)

18.11.2011

Cinema Release in Norway

10.11.2011

Cinema Release in Portugal

09.11.2011

Cinema Release in France

09.11.2011

Cinema Release in Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

28.10.2011

Cinema Release in Estonia

20.10.2011

Cinema Release in Rumania

02.09.2011

Cinema Release in Austria

14.05.2011

Premiere at the Festival de Cannes - Official Selection

Festivals

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Festival de Cannes - Official Selection - Wettbewerb (2011)
Toronto International Film Festival (2011)
Melbourne International Film Festival (2011)
Filmfest München (2011)
Moscow International Film Festival (2011)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2011)
Max Ophüls Prize Filmfestival (2012)
Gijón International Film Festival (2011)
Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival (2011)
Cinematek Bruxelles (2011)
New Zealand Film Festival (2011)
New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw (2011)
Durban International Film Festival (2011)
Sarajevo International Film Festival (2011)
Art Film Fest Bratislava (2011)
Haifa International Film Festival (2011)

with support of

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film-fernsehabkommen+ORF
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Cine_Tirol

Production

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