Archive of films Lillian / Lillian

Austria
2019, 128 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2019

After missing her chance to leave the United States in the proper manner, Lillian decides to return to her native Russia on foot – from New York, across the entire continent. This remarkable observational piece, which lulls the audience like a slowly advancing horizon, dispenses with the usual dramatic approaches in order to sketch a pilgrimage across the vast landscape. And the mere absence of society’s watchful eye can lead to happiness.


Synopsis

This investigation of a person’s absolute liberation – unexpected despite coming on so slowly – might have ended with a shot of the iconic New York skyline. But that's how worldly-wise Austrian documentarist Andreas Horvath symbolically opens his feature debut. After missing her chance to leave the United States in the proper manner, and after desperate attempts at landing even the most demeaning of jobs, Lillian decides to return to her native Russia on foot – across the entire continent, from east to west. This remarkable observational piece, which lulls the audience like a slowly advancing horizon, dispenses with the usual dramatic approaches in order to sketch a pilgrimage across the vast landscape. And the mere absence of society’s watchful eye can lead to happiness.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Andreas Horvath (b. 1968, Salzburg, Austria). Selected filmography: This Ain’t No Heartland (2004, doc.), Views of a Retired Night Porter (2006, short doc., Best Documentary Film Under 30 Minutes at the 41st KVIFF), Arab Attraction (2010, doc.), Earth’s Golden Playground (2013, doc.), Helmut Berger, Actor (2015, doc.), Lillian (2019)

Contacts

Cercamon
Majara 1, #903, 113 222, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
E-mail: sebastien@cercamon.biz

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Andreas Horvath
Screenplay: Andreas Horvath
Dir. of Photography: Andreas Horvath, Sonja Aufderklamm
Music: Andreas Horvath
Editor: Michael Palm, Andreas Horvath
Art Director: Louis Oellerer
Producer: Ulrich Seidl
Production: Ulrich Seidl FilmProduktion
Cast: Patrycja Płanik
Sales: Cercamon

Guests

Andreas Horvath

Film Director / Producer

Patrycja Płanik

Actress


Martin Schweighofer

Film Institution Rep.

Karina Korenblum

Sales Agent


Ivan Shvedoff

Actor

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