Siebzehn

A Mon­ja Art Film. Starts 27.4. at the fsk.

Some­whe­re in Lower Aus­tria; the school term is drawing to a clo­se and the sum­mer holi­days are not far off. Boar­ding school pupil Pau­la, seven­te­en, is secret­ly in love with her girl­fri­end Char­lot­te. But Charlotte’s going out with Micha­el. Love­l­orn, Pau­la deci­des to try and take her mind of things by get­ting invol­ved with school­ma­te Tim, who­se fee­lings for her are at least genui­ne. Pau­la has no idea how often Char­lot­te thinks of her. And then there’s Lil­li, who is just dying for someo­ne to fan­cy her and tri­es to play the wild seduc­tress. Pau­la must deci­de if she wants to fol­low her own fee­lings or yield to other people’s.
Lan­zen­kir­chen, mon amour: in her debut as a direc­tor Mon­ja Art por­trays teena­ge life and love in the sticks as a rol­ler coas­ter ride of the emo­ti­ons in a collec­tion of amo­rous mini-dra­mas. Caught bet­ween dull days at school and dis­so­lu­te nights at the vil­la­ge dis­co, Pau­la and her fri­ends are like any nor­mal teen­agers: won­der­ful­ly know-it-all time bombs ticking away on the brink of adult­hood, by which time they may just about have their heads on strai­ght. But for now their grea­test fear is having to stick around in this dump of a back­wa­ter. Out­si­de, the strains of a brass band can be heard, a com­bi­ne har­ves­ter does its rounds and, if you’re lucky, a bus might come.

Ö 2017, 104 Min.
Regie, Buch: Mon­ja Art
Kame­ra: Caro­li­ne Bobek
Schnitt: Mon­ja Art, Clau­dia Lin­zer
Dar­stel­ler: Eli­sa­beth Wabitsch, Ana­el­le Dézsy, Alex­an­dra Schmidt, Alex­an­der Wycho­dil,
Chris­to­pher Schärf u. a.