Program
Director: Sandra Wollner
2020
Austria, Germany
94 minutes
Unclassified 18+

"[Technology is] always a mirror for our inner darkest, weirdest thoughts.” (Sandra Wollner)

With her intellectual distance and icy formalism, Sandra Wollner is being described as an heir to Michael Haneke with this break-out work which saw her win the Special Jury Prize in the Berlinale Encounters program. In this sci-fi provocation on artificial intelligence, a father has built an android to replace his missing daughter; and is it her ghost voice haunting the machine, which is expected to carry the burden of all his sinister desires? An exceptionally confronting work admired for its absolute daring to explore the moral and ethical questions of the near future.

 “ a powerful and revelatory achievement …complex, artfully crafted, sometimes wilfully perplexing” (Screen Daily)

Warning: this film contains high impact sexual themes. Viewers are strongly cautioned, and viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Contemporary World Cinema
Premiere Australian
Language German
Subtitles English
Director Sandra Wollner
Producer Lixi Frank, David Bohun
Screenwriters Sandra Wollner, Roderick Warich
Cinematographer Timm Kröger
Editor Hannes Bruun
Music David Schweighart, Peter Kutin
Cast Lena Watson, Dominik Warta, Ingrid Burkhard
Genre Avant-garde, Drama, Sci-Fi