Tiere / Animals Programme 2017

by Greg Zglinski Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition

A once loving relationship between writer Anna and husband Nick has dramatically cooled down. In an attempt to save what might already be broken, they decide to leave the confines of their apartment in Vienna behind and head to a cabin in the Swiss mountains, which also puts a stop to Nick’s affair with their mysterious neighbour Andrea. While driving through intertwining mountain roads towards the cabin, the couple hit a sheep that seemingly came out of nowhere; thankfully, no serious damage is done. The next day, however, Anna feels something is wrong: while her memory is engulfed in distortion, she starts to question her own sanity. Does this development have anything to do with the accident on the road yesterday? Is Nick keeping something from her? The more days go by, the more often these peculiar incidents occur, and Anna no longer knows whether she should trust Nick or even her own mind… Filmed against the backdrop of a spectacular Swiss scenery, director Greg Zglinski has succeeded in creating a fascinating and rare mystery thriller: ANIMALS is an elegantly intricate game in which temporality and spatiality become more and more entangled.




Time Venue

Sat. 30. Sep. 18:30* Arthouse Le Paris Planner

Mon. 02. Oct. 21:15* Arena 7 Planner

Wed. 04. Oct. 15:30* Riffraff 1 Planner

Sat. 07. Oct. 17:30* Corso 2 Planner

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  • Genre: Mystery
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, Austria, Poland, 2017
  • Runtime: 95 Min
  • Languages: German, French
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Greg Zglinski
  • Cast: Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi Nebbou, Michael Ostrowski
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  • Screenplay: Jörg Kalt, Greg Zglinski
  • Cinematography: Piotr Jaxa
  • Editor: Karina Ressler
  • Sound: Reto Stamm
  • Music: Bartosz Chajdecki
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  • Producers: Katrin Renz, Stefan Jäger
  • Co-Producers: Bruno Wagner, Antonin Svoboda, Lukasz Dzięcioł
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  • Production Companies: tellfilm GmbH, coop 99 filmproduktion, Opus Film
  • World Sales: Be For Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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mark hofstetter, 16 Days ago

Zeit und Raum beißen sich in der eigentlich gradlinigen Story ständig auf faszinierende Art und Weise in den Schwanz. Spannende Unterhaltung, klug erzählt. Dank guter Kamera, präzisem Schnitt und super Sound weiss man immer weniger, wo denn hier die Realität zum Zuge kommt. Sehr vergnüglicher Film, macht viel Spass.


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