A Decent Woman

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    A Decent Woman

    Die Liebhaberin

    Directed by

    Austria, South Korea, Argentina

    2016

    100 min

    • Spanish

    Comedy drama

    Toronto IFF

    A housemaid who works in an exclusive gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, embarks on a journey of sexual and mental liberation in a nudist swinger-club on the other side of the high security fence.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Award - Torino FF
    • Vienna Film Prize for Best Film - Viennale

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Iride Mockert
    Martin Shanly
    Andrea Strenitz
    Mariano Sayavedra
    Screenplay
    Ana Godoy
    Ariel Gurevich
    Lukas V. Rinner
    Martin Shanly
    Cinematography
    Roman Kasseroller
    Andres Hilarion
    Music
    Jimin Kim
    Jongho You
    Sales
    FIGA FILMS
    Production
    NABIS FILMGROUP GMBH

    Press

    An intriguing originality reminiscent of the Greek New Wave.

    David González, Cineuropa

    The film is buoyed up by two things in particular: the director’s control of deadpan, ironic atmosphere via a slow crescendo of carefully framed and designed shots, and the central performance of actress and dancer Iride Mockert

    Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

    Technically accomplished... Iride Mockert's remarkably nuanced performance is echoed nicely by the slow and static camerawork.

    Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

    Lukas Valenta Rinner

    Lukas Valenta Rinner

    Austria

    I am genuinely inspired by people, and the spaces they inhabit.

    Lukas Valenta Rinner (1985, Austria) studied Film at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. He made his debut in 2010 with the short CARTA A FUKUYAMA. In 2012, he set up Argentine-Austrian production company Nabis Filmgroup, specialized on young, autor-driven films. His first feature film PARABELLUM (2015) received prizes in Jeonju IFF (Special Jury Award) and Diagonale (Best Newcomer). As part of the Jeonju Cinema Project 2016, A DECENT WOMAN (2016) premiered at the Sarajevo FF and was awarded Special Jury Award at the Torino FF and Best Argentinian director and Best New-Coming Actress in Mar del Plata IFF.

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