Die Hochzeit

A Film by Sebastian Mayr

Synopsis

Mark, an unemployed photographer around 30 living in Vienna, comes back home to the countryside for his sister’s wedding. While his older brothers are both married, have steady jobs and children, Mark is still working as a waiter, waiting for his big breakthrough. As usual on family events, everybody keeps asking uncomfortable questions, Mark answers more or less patiently. Already feeling out of place, Mark sees his recent ex-girlfriend Olivia – with her new boyfriend. The event continues with the usual rituals, food and an elevated amount of alcohol, when Mark decides to take his chance with Olivia, who tells him she’s pregnant. Disillusioned Mark gets seriously drunk. On the next day he wakes up alone in the castle where the wedding took place. He walks on home where the whole family is having breakfast in the garden. His oldest brother Jonas acts as usual, insensitive and trying to substitute the absent father. Mark tells him what he and everybody thinks about him and that he should stop acting this way – and leaves the table.

Director

  • Picture of Sebastian Mayr © Sebastain Mayr

    Sebastian Mayr

    Born in Salzburg in 1983. After finishing high school he studies Communication Sciences in Salzburg, Vienna and Malaga. He starts working in the film business at 18. For two years he works as script/continuity for feature films in Germany. In 2009 he enrols at Filmakademie Wien under Michael Haneke. Sebastian Mayr lives, works and studies in Vienna.

Awards + Festivals

  • 19th DIAGONALE (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)March 8, 2016
  • 39th POITIERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poitiers, France)November 25, 2016
  • 1st CUMP FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nairobi, Kenya)June 13, 2017
  • 11th FIRST - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL XINING (Official Selection, China)June 20, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Features, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 31st FIPA - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE PROGRAMMES AUDIOVISUELS (Official New Talent Selection Paris, France)January 23, 2018
  • *BEST STUDENT FEATURE*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 16, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Sebastian Mayr
Producer
Lena Weiss
Director
Sebastian Mayr
Director of Photography
Sebastian Diminger
Art Direction
Winnie Küchl
Costume Design
Anja Kohlweis
Sound
Norbert H. Bichler
Editor
Sebastian Longariva
Sound Design
Chris Kuchner

Details

Running Time
40 mins
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL

Filmakademie Wien
Metternichgasse 12
1030 Wien, Austria

DIRECTOR

Sebastian Mayr
Salzburg, Austria