Archive of films Rubikon / Rubikon

2022, 110 min

Section: Special Screenings
Year: 2022

It's the year 2056 and oxygen is running out on a devastated Earth. One possible solution is a project being developed on the space station Rubikon under the supervision of the idiosyncratic geneticist Dimitri. A work of pure science fiction, Rubikon is unusual within the context of European cinema. Despite its genre identification, it tries to answer questions related to the climate crisis and individual responsibility for the good of mankind.


The year is 2056. Control over a devastated Earth is divided among seven ruling corporations. Oxygen is running out and mankind has to find new ways of surviving. One possible solution is the space station Rubikon, where the geneticist Dimitri is working on an independent ecosystem. The soldier Hanna and the scientist Gavin arrive to inspect the project. When the three meet in orbit, they don’t know that they might soon be the only survivors in the entire universe… Director Magdalena Lauritsch’s feature debut is unusual within the context of European cinema: a work of pure science fiction that nevertheless does not avoid asking fundamental questions. Must an individual bear responsibility for the entire human race and, if this is the case, should he be forced to do so?

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Magdalena Lauritsch (1988, St. Veit, Austria). Selected filmography: Clara sehen (2012, short), Clinch (2014, short), Red Stains (Rote Flecken, 2014, short), We Deliver a Smile (Wir liefern ein Lächeln, 2018, short), Rubikon (2022).


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About the film

Color, DCP
European premiere

Section: Special Screenings
Director: Magdalena Lauritsch
Screenplay: Jessica Lind, Magdalena Lauritsch
Dir. of Photography: Xiaosu Han, Andreas Thalhammer
Music: Wolf-Maximilian Liebich, Damiel Helmer
Editor: Christoph Loidl, Anna Heuss
Art Director: Johannes Mücke
Producer: Loredana Rehekampff, Andreas Schmied, Klaus Graf
Production: Samasara Filmproduktion GmbH
Coproduction: Graf Filmproduktion GmbH
Cast: Julia Franz Richter, George Blagden, Mark Ivanir
Sales: The Playmaker


Magdalena Lauritsch

Film Director

Julia Franz Richter


George Blagden


Mark Ivanir


Loredana Rehekampff


Christoph Loidl

Film Editor


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