Archive of films Lovely Rita / Lovely Rita
Austria / Germany
2001, 80 min
Section: Forum of Independents
Teenaged Rita is an unruly outsider: she is indifferent to her classmates, who laugh at her behaviour, her teachers find her rude, and her parents lock her in as punishment. On the verge of becoming a woman, her clumsy sexual awakening leads her to intimacy with a schoolboy too young, and a bus driver too old. These encounters isolate her even more. It seems that she is not able to break out of her solitude, until one day Rita oversteps the border.
About the director
Jessica Hausner (b. 1972, Vienna) studied film at the Film Academy in Vienna. She directed a number of short films, e.g. Flora (1996) and Inter-View (1999). Lovely Rita is her first feature film.
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents|
|Dir. of Photography:||Martin Gschlacht|
|Producer:||Antonin Svoboda, Philippe Bober, Heinz Stussak|
|Production:||Prisma Film coop99 Filmproduktion, Essential Filmproduktion|
|Cast:||Barbara Osika, Christoph Bauer, Peter Fiala, Wolfgang Kostal, Karina Brandlmayer|