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    Michael

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    Austria

    2011

    96 min

    • German

    Drama

    Cannes IFF: Official CompetitionToronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema  

    MICHAEL describes the last five months of 10-year-old Wolfgang's and 35-year-old Michael’s involuntary life together.

    Awards

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    • Silver Gateway Special Jury Award, Mumbai FF
    • The Mumbai Young Critics Silver Gateway Award, Mumbai FF
    • The TeleScope Award for Best New Talent, Melbourne IFF
    • Wiener Filmpreis, Viennale
    • Archie Award for Best First-time Director, Philadelphia FF
    • FEDEORA Award, Haifa IFF
    • Best Actor, Jameson Dublin IFF
    • Best Actor (for Michael Fuith), Diagonale FF
    • Best Editing for a Feature Film, Diagonale FF
    • Best Cinematography, Diagonale FF
    • Best Scenography, Diagonale FF

    Credits

    Cast
    Michael Fuith
    Christine Kain
    David Rauchenberger
    Gisella Salcher
    Ursula Strauss
    Victor Tremmel
    Screenplay
    Markus Schleinzer
    Cinematography
    Gerald Kerkletz
    Editing
    Wolfgang Widerhofer
    Sales
    LES FILMS DU LOSANGE
    Production
    NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION GMBH

    Press

    Markus Schleinzer

    Markus Schleinzer

    Austria

    Born in Vienna in 1971, worked as a casting director from 1994 to 2010. During this time he participated in over 60 feature-film projects, including Jessica Hausner’s LOVELY RITA, HOTEL and LOURDES, Ulrich Seidl’s DOG DAYS, Benjamin Heisenberg’s SLEEPER and THE ROBBER, Shirin Neshat’s WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, and Michael Haneke’s THE PIANO PLAYER, TIME OF THE WOLF and THE WHITE RIBBON. MICHAEL is his first feature film that premiered in Cannes IFF Competition. His second feature film ANGELO premiered in TIFF.

    Selected Filmography