Fiction

Tiere (OmeU)

Animals
Greg Zglinski
CH, AUT, PL 2017
95min
V'17

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.

Credits
  • Philipp Hochmair - Nick
  • Mehdi Nebbou - Tarek
  • Michael Ostrowski - Harald
  • Birgit Minichmaryr - Anna
  • Mona Petri - Mischa/Andrea/Ice-Cream Vendor
  • Jörg Kalt
  • Greg Zglinski
  • Reto Stamm
  • Piotr Jaxa
  • Karina Ressler
  • Bartosz Chajdecki
  • Gerald Damovsky
tellfilm, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Opus Film

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