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FALLING

Austria, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Barbara Albert

FALLING

Playing somewhat like an updated, Austrian version of The Big Chill, Falling is the story of five women returning to their small hometown for their teacher's funeral. Having been apart for almost 14 years, the old school friends seize the opportunity to bond and reminisce, spending the next 24 hours partying and talking about the past. As the evening wears on and the alcohol flows, decade-old secrets, relationships and resentments simmer and gradually rise to the surface. As little by little the women reveal to each other what has become of their lives, they are forced to face how far they have wandered from the radical political ideals of their youth.

D/S Barbara Albert P Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht, Barbara Albert WS Films Distribution L German w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/85mins

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