|Opening Film (1)||International Competition (8)|
|Korean Competition (7)||Asian Short Competition (16)|
|I-Teens Competition (7)||New Currents (22)|
|Polemics: Sexual Politics of 'Room' (8)||Special Screening of Polish Women's Cinema (7)|
|Memorial Screening for Agnès Varda & Barbara Hammer (18)||Queer Rainbow (5)|
|100th Aniversary of Korean Films: Women's Faces in Korean Cinema (8)||30th Aniversay of Parituh: the First Korean Women Filmmakers' Collective (1)|
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|Barrier Free Screening (1)||Feminist Activism Workshop (4)|
Lola is a young consultant who works over a hundred hours and exercises five times a week. She works overtime every day and has no time for sleep. She is also competing against her colleague over a big project at work. She wears fancy suits and lives in a nice hotel. But underneath this façade of success, there lies a secret she has never told anyone; her sister Connie is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. One day, she gets a phone call explaining that Connie has been hospitalized after a suicide attempt.
The Ground Beneath My Feet talks about the issues young women face in today’s over-competitive, hyper-capitalist society, and the anxiety-driven state of mind when one’s life conditions become unpredictable. As the plot continues, Connie’s paranoia about Lola spreads to Lola’s frantic lifestyle and mental state, until the audience can no longer tell what has or hasn’t really happened, and which sister is suffering from a mental disorder. KREUTZER captures the uncertainty of life at the cross-section of competition and desire, through the nuanced and delicate movements that lurk at the surface of images. [KWON Eunsun]
Marie KREUTZERMarie KREUTZER
Marie KREUTZER was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977 and studied screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. Her first feature length film, The Fatherless, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Special sidebar in 2011, receiving Special Mention for Best First Feature. Her second film, Gruber Is Leaving (2015), was nominated for the Austrian Film Award and won Special Mention as Best Film at the Zurich Film Festival. In 2016, her third feature film We Used to Be Cool also premiered at the Zurich Film Festival in competition. After finalizing her first TV movie Emergency Lies starring Josef HADER in 2017, The Ground Beneath My Feet is Marie KREUTZER’s newest feature film as writer and director.