The Raindance Film Festival, in its 20th year, features an engaging lineup including 105 features and over 138 shorts and 64 UK Premieres, 13 International Premieres, 5 European Premieres, 19 World Premieres and 24 Directorial Debuts from 38 countries. The festival showcases internationally acclaimed films, special live events, exclusive Q&As and masterclasses.
Three Austrian films will be screened as part of the festival:
Friday 28 September 13:30
Sunday 30 September 13:15
Since 1996 Michal Kosakowski has been asking people, from all walks of life, about their murder fantasies, turning their dark confessions into short films on the condition that his subjects act in them, allowing them to live out their fantasies. This film brings those shorts together with interviews from his 'murderers' and 'victims.'
Gabriele Neudecker - "Glorious Deserter"
Friday 28 September 16:00
Tuesday 2 October 18:00
Taking a look behind the stereotype of the blond-haired, blue-eyed Nazi soldier, Glorious Deserter studies a collection of brave young Austrians, men who chose to champion their own beliefs rather taking orders from the Third Reich’s war machine.
Linked once by their acts of desertion and now by circumstance, the men try to forge normal lives in post-war Austria but find their paths strewn with disillusionment, guilt, estrangement and painful recollection. Some of them have their wives, others have religion to support and help them move on – but for many, it seems, things can never be quite the same again.
Lukas Sturm - "Body Complete"
Sunday 7 October 17:15