Oskar & Lilli / 25.9.2021. / 19.00

25.09.2021., 19:00

Oskar & Lilli // Ein bisschen bleiben wir noch
Director: Arash T. Riahi
Writer: Arash T. Riahi based on a novel by Monika Helfer
Cinematographer: Enzo Brandner
Editing: Julia Drack, Stephan Bechinger
Costume design: Monika Buttinger
Key cast: Leopold Pallua, Rosa Zant, Anna Fenderl, Christine Ostermayer, Markus Zett
Producers: Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka
Duration: 102 min
Language: German
Production: WEGA Filmproduktion, AT, 20

Awards (selection): According to the estimates of the Austrian Film Commission (AFC), this was the most internationally successful Austrian film in 2020, with 10 awards won and 14 nominations at the most important festivals. Filmska nagrada Austrije 2021 – najbolja glavna glumica (Christine Ostermayer); Diagonale 2020 – najbolji kostim (Monika Buttinger); Filem’on 2020 – Teen Screen Award (Arash T. Riahi, Wega Film); Kitzbuehel 2020 – Joseph Vilsmaier Award za najbolji film (Arash T. Riahi, Wega Film); Schlingel – Diamant nagrada za glumu (Rosa Zant, Leopold Pallua); Max Ophüls – nagrada publike za najbolji film (Arash T. Riahi, Wega Film); Molodist – specijalna nagrada žirija za glumu (Rosa Zant); Olympia – nagrada dečjeg žirija za najbolji film (Arash T. Riahi, Wega Film); Romy Gala 2021 – nagrada za najbolju glumicu u usponu (Anna Fenderl); Taormina – najbolji film po oceni studentskog žirija (Arash T. Riahi, Wega Film)

Chechen refugee children, Oskar (8) and Lilli (13), who have been living in Austria for six years, are about to be deported along with their mother. However, her sudden attempted suicide results not only in the short-term suspension of their deportation, but also in the forced separation of the family. The children’s hope that they will be reunited with their mother is nourished by their love for each other and challenges all bureaucratic obstacles with passion and poetry. A bittersweet odyssey about the many ways of perceiving the world around you in order to survive.