Mama

A Film by Simon Maria Kubiena

Synopsis

Father and daughter rush out of the city to his mother’s house on the snow-covered countryside to bring private items to the hospital after her stroke. After the eight-year-old daughter is roughly rebuked by the father after a question, the two separate a childish malaise and a paternal coldness. In the house of the mother that distance between them becomes stronger, as the father divides the daughter to the cleaning, while he takes over the packing of the objects. Only when memories of his childhood fall towards him in his rush, the rigor dissolves and the daughter recognizes the fear with which her father is struggling.

Director

  • Picture of Simon Maria Kubiena © Aljoscha Wuzella

    Simon Maria Kubiena

    Simon Maria Kubiena, born in 1998 in Vienna, found his passion for filmmaking through acting, which he successfully demonstrated since the age of 8 with roles at the Burgtheater Vienna and national film productions. Since then, Simon has been working on short films and music videos, which have been widely acclaimed at national and European film festivals. In the summer of 2018 he attended a film workshop at the Prague Film School. Simon lives and works in Vienna. Since autumn 2019 he is studying directing for fictional films at the Filmakadamie Baden-Württemberg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 9th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greater Noida, India)April 30, 2019
  • 13th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)June 15, 2019
  • *AWARD OF EXCELLENCE*
    3rd ONE-REELER SHORT FILM COMPETITION (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)July 21, 2019
  • 10th AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)August 27, 2019
  • 13th BUFFALO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 10, 2019
  • 14th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 17, 2019
  • CINEKID SCREENING CLUB (Official Selection, Amsterdam)October 19, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • 33rd BRAUNSCHWEIG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Braunschweig, Germany)November 19, 2019
  • AFSAD 3rd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ankara, Turkey)December 13, 2019

Crew

Director
Simon Maria Kubiena
Screenplay
Simon Maria Kubiena
Producer
Simon Maria Kubiena
Director of Photography
Germaine Haller
Art Design
Emma Schaub
Costume Design
Emma Schaub
Sound
Alexander Römich
Editor
Patrick Kostya
Sound Design
Alexander Römich

Cast

Lea
Isabel Steszgal
Dad
Philipp Karner
Neighbour
Günter Ziegelwanger

Details

Running Time
5 minutes
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Simon Maria Kubiena

contact@simonkubiena.at
www.simonkubiena.at