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Ordinary Creatures

Thomas Marschall
Austria 2020
75min
English OV

Martha and Alex are on the road. They drive an antique red car through a somewhat less magnificent landscape stretching between Lower Austria and the Czech Republic. Their relationship oscillates between carnal moments in nature and petty quarrels while driving. They don’t seem to have a destination. At a drive-in McDonald’s they ludicrously overorder, the munching progressing into a funny kissing scene. A minor roadkill provides all the suspense in Thomas Marschall’s ORDINARY CREATURES. Martha and Alex are now being followed. Yet the pace of the movie remains the same: a borderline surreal movement ostensibly just for its own sake. Beneath the surface of ORDINARY CREATURES, there is a bug’s life. Beetles and caterpillars seem to take no notice of the hippie rituals Martha and Alex try with a young girl they pick up on the road. The levels of “ordinariness” are highly mysterious in this very strange comedy. Rarely has deadpan had a stronger allure. Brilliant soundtrack, too, by the way. (Bert Rebhandl)

In the presence of Thomas Marschall, Daniela Praher (producer) and Anna Mendelssohn (actress).

Thomas Marschall: ONTEIRA BRASIL – DER KAMPF UM LAND IN MATO GROSSO (2008), FACES OF THE FRONTIER (2009, Ko-Regie)

Credits
  • Anna Mendelssohn - Martha
  • Joep van der Geest - Alex
  • Lynne Rey - Eve
  • Anat Stainberg - Geschäftsfrau
  • Alois Frank - Jäger
  • Robert Slivovsky
  • Angela Christlieb
  • Thomas Marschall
  • Anna Mendelssohn
  • Tong Zhang
  • Florian Rabl
  • Martin Putz
  • Stefan Fauland
  • Wiltrud Derschmidt
Praherfilm

Praherfilm

Stadtkino Filmverleih
DCP
Farbe
Mon 26 Oct
20:45
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
English OV
Sat 31 Oct
18:00
Le Studio
English OV
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