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Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
(Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen)
Austria, Luxemburg 2016
In German with English subtitles
For audiences aged 12 and above
|At the beginning of the 20th century, Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are shaped by eroticism and a sense of the ephemeral; his paintings cause scandals and even land him in court. Women are the most significant sparks for his art, especially his younger sister, Gerti, and Wally Neuzil, the woman he immortalises in the painting "Death and the Maiden". However, when the outbreak of WWI threatens his artistic pursuits, Schiele feels he must sacrifice Wally, who was most likely his only true love.
Director: Dieter Berner
Dieter Berner (born in 1944) is an Austrian director, screenwriter and actor who starred for example in The Seventh Continent (1989). His first full-length feature film Joint Venture was released in 1994.
|Screenplay: Hilde Berger & Dieter Berner based on Hilde Bergeri's novel Tod und Mädchen: Egon Schiele und die Frauen (2009)
Cast: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Larissa Aimee Breidbach, Marie Jung, Elisabeth Umlauft
Production: Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu / Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion & Amour Fou
Sales: The Picture Tree International