Phaidros

You may have already seen Vienna by night, but you've certainly never seen it like in PHAIDROS. The ageing theatre star Werner Maria Strauß has his eye on the young actor Emil. But it seems that Emil's landlord, an Italian costume designer, has beaten him to it. But the object of his desire has completely different plans. And so a disastrous triangular and later polygonal story of power and desire unfolds. In Mattuschka's film (which won an award for best costume and production design at the Diagonale), queer birds of paradise, colourful self-promoters and untamed outsiders find each other and make the dark corners of the city glow. A delightful cinematic pleasure brushed against the grain!
(Florian Widegger / programme folder FAA Vienna)

Orig. Title
Phaidros
Year
2018
Country
Austria
Duration
98 min
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Category
feature fiction, artist film
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
Downloads
Phaidros_01 (Image)
Credits
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Script
Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography
Josef Nermuth
Music
Roumen Dimitrov
Editing
Mara Mattuschka
Sound
Werner Beham, Markus Glatzl
Sound Design
Vinzenz Schwab
Actor/Actress
Nicola Filippelli, Alexander E. Fennon, Julian Sharp, May Teodosio, Tamara Mascara
Art Direction
Paul Horn, Moritz M. Polansky
Costumes
Peter Paradies
Production
Mara Mattuschka
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
2018
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films (Best Production Design & Best Costume)