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UNTITLED

Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi
AT DE 2017    107'
⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

"I want to give a view of the world that can only emerge by not pursuing any particular theme, by refraining from passing judgment, proceeding without aim. Drifting with no direction except one’s own curiosity and intuition.” Michael Glawogger

After the sudden death of Michael Glawogger in April 2014, his longstanding collaborator and editor Monika Willi realizes a film out of the footage Glawogger shot over the course of 4 months and 19 days in the Balkans, Italy, North and West Africa. A journey out into the world with open eyes and open mind - observing, listening, experiencing. Serendipity is the concept and the only rule to apply - in editing and creating the film just as it was in shooting it. Narrated by Fiona Shaw.

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Directors

Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi

Producers

Tommy Pridnig, Peter Wirthensohn

Co-Producers

Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner

Production Company

Lotus-Film

Co-Production Company

Razor Film Produktion

Cinematography

Attila Boa

Writers

Michael Glawogger, Attila Boa, Monika Willi

Editor

Monika Willi

Music

Wolfgang Mitterer

Sound

Manuel Siebert

Awards

Five Lakes Documentary Award

Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2017

Best Camera, Documentary

Deutscher Kamerapreis 2017

Best Documentary

Beldocs 2017

Best Documentary

Viennale 2017

Gradam Na Féile Do Scannáin Faisnéise (Award For Cinematic Documentary)

Cork IFF 2017

Pelicam Award

Pelicam Festival International de Film 2018

Festivals

Berlinale 2017

CPH:DOX 2017

Sydney FF 2017

Art For Real NYC 2017

London FF 2017

Hong Kong IFF 2017

IndieLisboa 2017

Docs Against Gravity 2017

Docs Barcelona 2017

!f Istanbul 2017

Docudays 2017

Beldocs IFF 2017

DocsMX 2017

Milano FF 2017

Mumbai FF 2017

Reykjavik IFF 2017

Moscow IFF 2017

Karlovy Vary IFF 2017

Taipei FF 2017

IDFA 2017

RIDM 2017

WATCH DOCS 2017

Cork FF 2017

Dokfest München 2017

Göteborg IFF 2018

DocPoint Helsinki 2018

Thessaloniki DFF 2018

 

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Film Details

Runtime 107'
Spoken Languages English, German
Production Countries Austria

Biography

Michael Glawogger was born in Graz, Austria, on December 3, 1959. After graduating from high school he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Vienna Film Academy. He began his career as an assistant camera operator, later working as cinematographer, and finally as screenwriter and director. Between 1981 and 2013 he made numerous internationally acclaimed shorts, documentaries, and feature films. In recent years he had also devoted himself to literary writing. His novel “69 Hotelzimmer” was published posthumously. Michael Glawogger died in Monrovia, Liberia, in April 2014 while shooting UNTITLED. His premature death interrupted collaboration on a number of feature film projects, among others with writers such as William T. Vollmann, Michael Ostrowski, Eva Menasse, and Sybille Berg.

Monika Willi, born in Innsbruck, Austria, on May 29, 1968, is an Austrian film editor known for her many years of collaboration with Michael Glawogger (e.g. FRANCE, HERE WE COME!, WORKINGMAN'S DEATH, CONTACT HIGH, WHORES' GLORY) and Michael Haneke (e.g. THE PIANO TEACHER, TIME OF THE WOLF, THE WHITE RIBBON, AMOUR, HAPPY END). She has also worked regularly with Barbara Albert (NORTHERN SKIRTS, FREE RADICALS) and Florian Flicker (SUZIE WASHINGTON, HOLD-UP).

Monika Willi has received many awards and nominations for her work: She was nominated for the Austrian Film Prize for WHORES' GLORY (Michael Glawogger, 2011) and the German Film Prize for THE WHITE RIBBON (Michael Haneke, 2010). In 2012 she was nominated for the César Award for her work on Michael Haneke’s film AMOUR. She received the Austrian Film Prize (Best Film Editing) for Barbara Albert’s THE DEAD AND THE LIVING (2012) and the Filmplus Award for Best Feature Film Editing for Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON (2009) as well as for Barbara Eder’s THANK YOU FOR BOMBING (2016).

UNTITLED is Monika Willi’s co-directing debut.

    

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