Liebling

A Film by Sebastian Schmidl

Synopsis

DARLING

Tamara’s decision to separate from her life partner threatens the quality of life of the people around her. Hans won’t be able to keep the house and her beloved father-in-law will have to move to a retirement home. Isolated from the outside world, they spend a last emotion-ridden weekend together.

Director

  • Picture of Sebastian Schmidl © Sebastian Schmidl

    Sebastian Schmidl

    Sebastian Schmidl was born in 1986 in Vienna, Austria. From 2008 to 2014 he studied Screenwriting and Directing at the Vienna Filmcollege. There, he formed a working group and collaborated on several short and medium-length films, which were shown at several national and international film festivals. His 40-minute graduation film „Darling“ was nominated for the the German First Steps Award in the category „Best Medium-Length Film“ in 2015. He is currently working on the screenplay for his first feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • DIAGONALE 2015 – FESTIVAL DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)March 17, 2015
  • CINEMA NEXT (Screening, Vienna, Austria)June 2, 2015
  • KINO UNTER STERNEN (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)July 1, 2015
  • *NOMINATION BEST MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM*
    15th FIRST STEPS AWARD (Nomination, Germany)September 18, 2015
  • SCREENING AT THE AUSTRIAN FILM ACADEMY AT MUMOK CINEMA (Screening, Vienna, Austria)November 22, 2015
  • 37th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Medium-Length Competition, Germany)January 18, 2016
  • 45th SEHSUECHTE – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Potsdam, Germany)April 20, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • 17th LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Matera, Italy)August 10, 2016
  • *DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    9th LA CABINA INT’L MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)November 3, 2016
  • *BEST MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM*
    15th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Medium Length Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 22, 2016
  • *GRAND PRIX FOR BEST FILM* *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    19th KYOTO INT’L STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan)November 26, 2016
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Sebastian Schmidl
Producer
Alexandra Makarová, Lisa Geretschläger, Sebastian Schmidl, Georg Weiss
Co-Producer
Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski
Director
Sebastian Schmidl
Director of Photography
Georg Weiss
Art Direction
Simone Ehegartner
Costume Design
Victoria Herbig
Sound
Markus Ortner
Editor
Lisa Geretschläger
Sound Design
Tong Zhang
Music
Tong Zhang

Details

Running Time
40'
Shooting Format
RED Epic / 5k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
Surround 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Soleil Film
Linke Wienzeile 142
1060 Wien
Austria

+43 699 12397478