Soldate Jeannette (AUT 2013, Daniel Hoesl)

Soldate Jeannette

(AUT 2013, D: Daniel Hoesl, A: Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Christina Reichstaler, 73’, bluray)

Introduction and talk with main actress Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg and film critic Dennis Vetter (NEGATIV, Woche der Kritik Berlin)

I prefer not to. The maxim of the revolt is refusal. As an anarchist—fighting, quietly, an internal campaign—, calm and yet successful, protagonist Fanni eludes from all social expectations. She does not want to be part of the machine. More and more, she escapes from her own environment until in the countryside, her self-chosen safe haven, she meets Anna, who likewise remains in constraints. Without backing on easy solutions, the film portrays two very different women passing through two equally different emancipatory processes. Strolling together on separate ways, the two of them eventually find common ground. Conceived pointedly on a visual level, director Daniel Hoesl includes biographical aspects of both actresses without being documentary—even if no one may believe this concerning the result: a sript was not written but improvised. Qua collective The European Film Conspiracy, the group around Hoesl functions on a minimal budget, however a close complicity enables working umcompromisingly combined with artistic aspiration. During only 25 days of shooting and without production company, the experiment Soldate Jeanette has become an inciting statement—in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes.

20 April, 8pm – Luru Kino in der Spinnerei – € 6/5 (red.)