Unterdruck

A Film by Lilli Schwabe

Synopsis

UNDERPRESSURE

Clara, an aspiring gynecologist, is enthusiastically supporting her patients, no matter if they are bringing a child into the world or are making the decision to have an abortion. At the same time, she is attempting to be a good wife and loving mother to her two little children. However, with the increasing pressures of daily life, her self imposed belief systems are beginning to falter, her duties in the clinic suddenly seem insurmountable and her family life is slipping away.

Director

  • Lilli Schwabe

    Lilli Schwabe grew up in a little town in Germany. She studied acting in Vienna and New York, where she performed in Theatre, Film and TV productions. While raising two children, she graduated from the University of Vienna with a Master’s degree in Theater, Film and Media Studies. “UNDERPRESSURE” is Lilli’s film debut and is shown at many festivals around the world and has already received several awards. Currently Lilli is working on her first feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 37th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Medium-Length Competition, Germany)January 18, 2016
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    3rd NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, India)February 7, 2016
  • *2ND WINNER FEATUR FILM COMPETITION*
    39th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (Competition, Germany)March 31, 2016
  • *PLATINUM REMI AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Nominated for Remi Award (no Screening), Texas, USA) April 8, 2016
  • 6th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, India) April 30, 2016
  • BRAZILIAN INT’L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL / MOSTRA CINETRABALHO 2016 (Official Selection, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil) May 2, 2016
  • 6th ANNUAL WORKERS UNITE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)May 5, 2017
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)May 18, 2016
  • BRAZILIAN INT’L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL / MOSTRA CINETRABALHO 2016 (Official Selection, Marília, São Paulo, Brazil)May 23, 2016
  • 5th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)June 12, 2016
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Frankfurt a.M., Germany)July 29, 2016
  • 4th PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oregon, USA)August 29, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • *BEST ACTRESS (KARIN LISCHKA)*
    4th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2016
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017
  • *JURY AWARD BEST SHORT*
    9th CHARLESTON INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Charleston, South Carolina, USA)November 2, 2016
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT*
    17th OJAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)November 3, 2016
  • 15th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Medium Length Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 22, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION*
    5th MUMBAI SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 21, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 1st FILMSTHAN – INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ON WHEELS (Official Selection, New Dehli, India)December 25, 2016
  • 4th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, CA, USA)January 12, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 12th BELOIT INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 24, 2017
  • RED DIRT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edmond, OK, USA)March 2, 2017
  • *NOMINATION BEST ACTRESS & BEST FEMALE FILMMAKER*
    1st NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 3, 2017
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    1st GLOBAL SHORTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)March 31, 2017
  • *BEST ACTRESS AWARD KARIN LISCHKA*
    2nd FICII - INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 19, 2017
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT*
    3rd GREENWICH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Short Competition, Connecticut, USA)June 1, 2017
  • 1st CALIFORNIA INDIE FILM FEESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)June 16, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • *FRAUENNACHWUCHSPREIS*
    JUVINALE NACHWUCHSFILMFEST SALZBURG (Official Selection, Austria)July 5, 2017
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    6th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)July 23, 2017
  • 23rd SAFILM- SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Antonio, Texas, USA)July 31, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)August 1, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • 4th FICLAPAZ - LA PAZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolivia)September 6, 2017
  • 9th TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 7, 2017
  • 10th THE COLUMBIA GORGE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Big Lear Lake, CA, USA)September 18, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM FICTION*
    2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2016
  • 1st EAU CLAIRE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint Paul, MN, USA)September 28, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 4th PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 24, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR OF SHORT FILM*
    1st BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 4, 2018
  • 2nd CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coronado, CA, USA)November 9, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM*
    1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • *DIRECTORS AWARDS MENTION*
    2nd DIRECTORS AWARDS (Official Selection, Jakarta, Indonesia)November 11, 2017
  • 2nd WHILE WHALE INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Web)November 24, 2017
  • BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Jersey, USA)
  • STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Avenal, CA, USA)December 8, 2017
  • 4th AUSTIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austin, USA)December 13, 2017
  • *BEST HUMAN RIGHTS SHORT FILM*
    2nd THE SAO PAULO TIMES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brazil)December 22, 2017
  • 13th VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL (VIWIFF) 2018 (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)March 6, 2018
  • 5th WORLD OF WOMEN FILM FAIR MIDDLE EAST 2018 (Official Selection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)March 6, 2018
  • DEEP IN THE HEART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Waco, TX, USA)March 22, 2018
  • 3rd WHITE NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Russia)April 19, 2018
  • 3rd WORKING TITLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vicenza, Italy)April 27, 2018
  • 1st SIREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abruzzo, Italy)July 26, 2018
  • 17th INT'L IMAGES FILM FESTIVAL FOR WOMEN (Official Selection, Harare, Zimbabwe)August 24, 2018
  • 12th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Starnberg, Germany)September 6, 2018
  • 3rd CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)October 3, 2018
  • 7th SOUTHHAMPTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Southhampton, UK)October 17, 2018
  • DEUTSCHER MENSCHENRECHTS-FILMPREIS 2018 (Official Selection, Nuremberg, Germany)October 25, 2018
  • 4th RED CARPET HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaza, Gaza Strip)November 22, 2018
  • 1st SOUTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)February 16, 2019
  • 5th ANNUAL NEVADA WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Las Vegas, NV, USA)March 21, 2019
  • 10th PUFF FILM FESTIVAL HONG KONG 2019 (Official Selection, Hong Kong, China)July 1, 2019
  • *BEST SHORT - FOREIGN*
    1st HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Carson, CA, USA)November 14, 2019

Crew

Director
Lilli Schwabe
Screenplay
Lilli Schwabe
Producer
Lilli Schwabe
Director of Photography
Rupert Kasper
Art Direction
Lilli Schwabe
Costume Design
Eva Manhart
Sound
Tjandra Warsosumarto & Max Leimstättner
Editor
Kathi Senn
Sound Design
Sebastian Watzinger
Music
Robert Pawliczek

Details

Running Time
33:30
Shooting Format
Arri Alexa 2 K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Surround 5.1
Website

Contact

DISTRIBUTION

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 176 - 62965299
markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Lilli Schwabe
Billrothstrasse 66
1190 Vienna, Austria

+43 (0) 664 - 534 97 47
lilli_schwabe@yahoo.de

www.unterdruck.at
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