V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Sühnhaus (dF)

V' 16

Sühnhaus (dF)

Maya McKechneay
A, 2016
Documentaries, 95min, dF

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Sühnhaus (dF)

Maya McKechneay
A, 2016
Documentaries, 95min, dF

Contributors: 
Dramaturgy
Oliver Neumann
Sound Design
Stefan Rosensprung
Animation
Michaela Mandel
Screenplay: 
Maya McKechneay
Sound: 
Stefan Rosensprung
Claus Benischke-Lang
David Almeida Ribeiro
Norbert Bichler
Camera: 
Martin Putz
Editor: 
Oliver Neumann

Production: 
Freibeuter Film
World Sales: 
Freibeuter Film
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen
Format: 
DCP
Color

SÜHNHAUS tells the story of an unfortunate address: Schottenring 7, Vienna. This is where the Ringtheater once stood. When a fire broke out, almost 400 people died. This is where the emperor had a so-called “Sühnhaus” (“house of atonement”) built to make amends. This is where a young neurologist opened his practice. And moved out again, when one of his patients jumped to her death from the staircase. His name: Sigmund Freud. This is where the Gestapo set fire to the building to destroy documents. This is where Cold War fear was cast in concrete: Vienna’s secret control center, 18 meters below ground level. The essay film SÜHNHAUS approaches this address, at which misfortune schematically repeated itself. Is it possible that something strange is going on in this place? That it is a haunted house in the middle of Vienna? (Production note)

In the presence of Maya McKechneay and members of the film team.

With DONALD JUDD AND I

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