Tiere

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Tiere

Animals

Greg Zglinski
CH/A/PL, 2017
Fiction, 95min, OmdU

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Tiere

Greg Zglinski
CH/A/PL, 2017
Fiction, 95min, OmdU

Cast: 
Birgit Minichmayr
Anna
Philipp Hochmair
Nick
Mona Petri
Mischa, Andrea, Ice-Cream Vendor
Mehdi Nebbou
Tarek
Michael Ostrowski
Harald
Screenplay: 
Jörg Kalt
Greg Zglinski
Sound: 
Reto Stamm
Camera: 
Piotr Jaxa
Editor: 
Karina Ressler
Composer: 
Bartosz Chajdecki
Decoration: 
Gerald Damovsky

Production: 
tellfilm
Coop99 Filmproduktion
Opus Film
World Sales: 
Be for Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

ANIMALS is as easy to summarise as it is complex. Although the “main” plotline focuses on the journey of a couple from Vienna to the Swiss Alps in search of a neutral land in which to rediscover themselves, this soon branches off into an infinite number of sub-plots, like a sweet-talking octopus. Greg Zglinski strews his story with lots of smaller undercurrents that push it towards parallel dimensions of further intriguing meaning. ANIMALS is thus transformed into a giant treasure hunt, the reward at the end of which is quite simply (utopic) understanding of reality itself.
Although the film undoubtedly tells a universal story, that of the relationship between a man and a woman who are incapable of getting close, this gradually turns into a dream (or a nightmare), penetrating the characters in such a way that they melt away, making them – and us – lose our sense of what’s real: of space and time. What if the world really is much bigger than our senses can grasp? What if love is actually a feeling of elation that breaks down tangible barriers to give us a fleeting glimpse of the immensity surrounding us? (Giorgia del Don)

In the presence of Greg Zglinski and Martin Gschlacht.