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SATURDAY 28.07.2018

MQ’s Hof 8


9:30 p.m.

Short-film Program and Discussion | #KlappeAuf Platform

#KlappeAuf is an independent initiative begun by Austrian filmmakers in January 2018 and since February has received the support of more than 600 representatives of the sector. The platform intends to present short filmic interventions on Austrian politics, the causes and the background, both on digital media as well as in the public space.

The short-film program comprises a selection of the more than 30 works created so far, including documentary, fiction, artistic and provocative contributions of up to 180 seconds.

9:30 p.m.
THE GIRLS, SWE 1968, 100min, feature fiction, director: Mai Zetterling, original version w/ English subtitles
With Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom
The focus of this visionary 1968 Swedish drama are three stage actresses who plan to tour Sweden with a theater group and perform Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata.” The story alternates between reality, the play and the women’s fantasies. In a number of sequences with surreal elements, wit and lightness Mai Zetterling produced a milestone in political cinema of the era.

Screenwriters: Mai Zetterling, David Hugh
Camera: Rune Ericson
Editor: Wic‘ Kjellin
Music: Michael John Hurd
Producer: Göran Lindgren
Production: Sandrew Film & Theater


Mai Zetterling (1925-1994) was a Swedish director and actor. Ingmar Bergmann penned the screenplay for one of her early films, “Torment” (1944). For the first short cinema film she directed, “The War Game” (1963), Zetterling received an award at the Venice Film Festival. According to the British distributor’s online catalogue Simon de Beauvior, who wanted to work with Zetterling, said the following about THE GIRLS: “Ironic and comic, this film moves us by the beauty of its landscapes, its poetry and above all its subtle tenderness."