I love coming-of-age queer films, and this one, carefully metered out with clinical precision so that the only drama that happens is within the viewer, is splendid. Even though the subject matter—a queer girl who struggles to define herself, her closeted father, and frustrated mother,—is not unique, it’s pretty fresh and beautifully shot, and portrays the awkwardness of adolescense from an angle previously unxeplored. Katharina Mückstein studied under Michael Haneke but decided to rebel against the education and jump into filmmaking headfirst. Great choice.
Director: Katharina Mückstein