Vera goes to a casting session for a film. It’s a costume drama and the director cruelly rejects her, in just two seconds. He doesn’t feel the need to explain why: she already knows. With a face that has had a lot of cosmetic surgery, it’s difficult to make her look like someone from the 19th century. After a short conversation, she tells him that her father was Giuliano Gemma, one of the biggest Italian film stars, a mainstay of the Spaghetti Western. And the director, a huge fan, ends up asking her to pose with him for a selfie. This is the strange life of Vera, a 50-something actress who seems depressed with her life, which consists of going to boring social gatherings, drinking alone, living in the shadow of the famous “Ringo” and not getting any real acting jobs. A car accident (or was it really an accident?) changes everything and forces her to know new people, getting her into strange situations but also making her capable of facing unexpected risks.
In this hybrid film that’s more fictional than it appears to be, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel create another touching portrait of a life on the fringes, the story of a woman who struggles to maintain her dignity while the world seems to turn against her. (Diego Lerer)
In the presence of Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, Vera Gemma, Ivan Bellavista and Daniel De Palma.
No tickets for the opening gala at Gartenbaukino on October 20th at 7:00pm!
The Viennale trailers will be shown at the following venues:
Gartenbaukino 20.10. 19:00
VIENNALE-TRAILER 2022: VIENNA WALTZ.
Stadtkino 20.10 20:30
VIENNALE-TRAILER 2022: THE LIONESS.
Urania 20.10. 21:00
VIENNALE-TRAILER 2022: WALDEN.
Metro, Historischer Saal, 20.10. 21:00
VIENNALE-TRAILER 2022: LE SOLDAT & VIENNALE-TRAILER 2022: SONGS FROM NAPLES.
Rainer Frimmel, Tizza Covi: DAS IST ALLES (2001), BABOOSKA (2005), LA PIVELLINA (2009), DER GLANZ DES TAGES (2012), DER FOTOGRAF VOR DER KAMERA (2014), MISTER UNIVERSO (2016), AUFZEICHNUNGEN AUS DER UNTERWELT (2020)
- Vera Gemma
- Daniel de Palma
- Sebastian Dascalu
- Annamaria Ciancamerla
- Walter Saabel
- Asia Argento
- Gennaro Lillio
- Giuliana Gemma
- Alessandra Di Sanzo
- Tizza Covi
- Rainer Frimmel
- Manuel Grandpierre
- Tizza Covi
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