Markus Schleinzer, Austria, 2010.
Directed by: Markus Schleinzer
Script: Markus Schleinzer
Producer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Production company: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz
Editing: Wolfgang Widerhofer
Cast: Michael Fuith, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss, Viktor Tremmel, Gisela Salcher
Format: 35 mm
Running time: 90'

Illustrating the banality of evil in an impressively controlled and sometimes darkly humorous fashion, 'Michael' takes a coolly nonjudgmental, non-psychological approach to a disturbing topic, telling us about five months in the life of a 30-ish pedophile who kept a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2011
Sarajevo Film Festival 2011
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011
CineFest in Miskolc 2011 - Special Jury Prize

Directors Biography
Markus Schleinzer is born in Vienna in 1971, worked as a casting director from 1994 to 2010. During this time he participated in over 60 feature-film projects, including Jessica Hausner’s 'Lovely Rita', 'Hotel and Lourdes', Ulrich Seidl’s 'Dog Days', Benjamin Heisenberg’s 'Sleeper and The Robber', Shirin Neshat’s 'Women Without Men', and Michael Haneke’s 'The Piano Player', 'Time of the Wolf' and 'The White Ribbon', for which he also cast the children, coached them and worked out their scenes withthem. 'Michael' is his first feature film.

Location and screening schedule:
TUĹ KANAC CINEMA, Thursday, October 20th at 13.00
EUROPA CINEMA, Thursday, October 20th at 22.00
EUROPA CINEMA, Friday, October 21st at 17.00
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