Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin
Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin

Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin

Losing Faith
Martha Mechow
Austria, Germany 2023
100 min
OV w/ EN subtitles

The feature debut by German filmmaker, theatre director and performance artist Martha Mechow, DIE ÄNGSTLICHE VERKEHRSTEILNEHMERIN is an irreverent exploration of femininity and motherhood that waves its freak flag high. Beginning with an uncanny scene in which a woman is sucked into her living room couch to escape from her domestic duties, this freewheeling dramedy moves from Germany to Sardinia where Flippa (Selma Schulte-Frohlinde) reunites with her estranged older sister Furia (Ann Göbel). Since the siblings’ last meeting, Furia has joined a fringe feminist collective whose members aim to subvert society’s exploitative norms. They squat in abandoned homes by the Mediterranean, shoplift, throw impromptu dance parties and raise their kids without male interference—activities that Mechow renders with a musical and folk-magical delirium. The group’s collective shenanigans recall the anti-patriarchal antics of CÉLINE ET JULIE VONT EN BATEAU while the film’s lo-fi, improvisatory spirit evokes one of Lars von Trier’s Dogme 95 experiments. Yet Mechow’s whimsical treatise against the restraints of heterosexuality is on a revolutionary wavelength all its own. (Beatrice Loayza)

In the presence of Martha Mechow, Hans Broich (Production) and Nils Jakob Timm (Camera).

On Thursday, October 26, 2023 there will be a panel at the VIENNALE ZENTRALE with Martha Mechow, Jennifer Reeder and Claire Simon. More information HERE!

  • Selma Juana Schulte-Frohlinde
  • Ann Göbel
  • Joseph Löcker
  • Inga Busch
  • Max Grosse Majench
  • Susanne Bredehöft
  • Yasmin El Yassini
  • Leonie Jenning
  • Nastasya Tikhnovetskaya
  • Alexandra Gottschlich
  • Martha Mechow
  • Nils Jakob Timm
  • Luis August Krawen
  • Sebastian Dieterle
  • Felix Leitner
  • Toni Mosebach
  • Fee Aviv Marschall
  • Nina Mechow
  • Yasmin El Yassini
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Fri 27 Oct
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
OV w/ EN subtitles
Sat 28 Oct
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
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