Unterdruck / Under Pressure Lilli Schwabe, Austria, 2016, 33′
Fiction, Drama, o.v. German, subtitles English
May 1st, 2018, 4.30 pm, Ridotto del Teatro Comunale di Vicenza – Regional Premiere
Clara, an aspiring gynaecologist, is enthusiastically supporting her patients, no matter whether they are bringing a child into the world or are making the decision to have an abortion. At the same time, she is attempting to be a good wife and a loving mother to her two young children. However, with the increasing pressure of daily life, her self-imposed systems of belief are beginning to falter, her duties in the clinic suddenly seem insurmountable and her family life seems to be slipping away.
Lilli Schwabe grew up in a small town in Germany. She studied acting in Vienna and New York, where she performed in theatre, film and tv productions. While raising two children, she graduated from the University of Vienna with a Master’s degree in Theatre, Film and Media Studies. Under Pressure is Lilli’s film debut, has been screened at many festivals around the world, and has already received several awards. Currently she is working on her first feature film.
Director and Screenplay Lilli Schwabe
Cinematography Rupert Kasper
Sound Sebastian Watzinger
Editing and Sound Editing Kathi Senn
Music Robert Pawliczek
Cast Karin Lischka, Jan Mixsa, Gabi Schuchter, Julia Zborowska, Norman Shetler, Tess Werner, Anna Scwabe, Nadine Petrea, Katrin Graf, Heinz Rank
Producer Lilli Schwabe
Distribution aug&ohr medien
Festival (selection) Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis, Noida Int’l Film Festival (Best Director), Brazilian Int’l Labour Film Festival, Annual Workers Unite Film Festival, San Francisco Int’l New Concept Film Festival (USA), FICII Inca Imperial Int’l Film Festival (Perù) (Best Actress Karin Lischka), Kolkata Shorts Int’l Film Festival (Best Cinematography), Ciudad del Este Independent Film Festival (Best Fiction Film)
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