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Spain

Spanien
Director: Anja Salomonowitz

Austria, Drama, 2012, 102 min, german with english and lithuanian subtitles, T
A stranded stranger Sava (Grégoire Colin) ends up in the wrong place and embarks upon a search for his rights, his money and human beings who still believe in God. Things that aren't easy to find in this world. Instead he will find Magdalena (Tatjana Alexander), a mysterious woman who takes men to her home for something special. Her ex-husband Albert (Cornelius Obonya), a police officer, is searching for the words that might bring Magdalena back to him, while a crane operator, a pathological gambler and a fallen angel Gabriel (Lukas Miko) in an attempt to take fate into his own hands and pay back his debts becomes fate. Austrian director Salomonowitz‘s debut feature film “Spain” cleverly traces a web of four interweaving lives in a remarkable journey on the quest for support and security.
 
About the director: 
 
Anja Salomonowitz (born in 1976 in Vienna, Austria) is a script author and film director. She studied film editing and directing in Vienna and Berlin (Germany). Her documentaries on the border to fiction film have been attracting international attention: “It happened just before” (Kurz davor ist es passiert, 2006) won several awards, including the Vienna Film Award at the Vienna International Film Festival 2006 (Austria) and the Caligari Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2007 (Germany). Anja Salomonowitz also created several short films, including “Projections of a Projectionist in a Porn Cinema” (Projektionen Eines Filmvorführers in Einem Pornokino, 2002), “You Will Never Understand This” (Das Wirst du Nie Verstehen, 2003), and a video installation “A Monument for the Defeat” (Ein Monument für die Niederlage, 2005). “Spain” is her first full-length feature film. It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival (Germany), International Forum of New Cinema. 
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Dimitré Dinev, Anja Salomonowitz

Dir. of Photography: Sebastian Pfaffenbichler

Music: Max Richter

Cast: Tatjana Alexander, Cornelius Obonya, Grégoire Colin, Lukas Miko, Stefanie Dvorak