SynopsisA complex, associative work that embraces contradictions and offers a visual take on the Nobel laureate’s technique of linguistic montage.
Wunderkind, scandalous author, traitor to the fatherland, fury of the theater, feminist, fashion-lover, communist, pessimist, language terrorist, rebel, enfant terrible, nest fouler, brilliant, vulnerable artist, Nobel laureate. This film about Elfriede Jelinek, who in 2004 became the first Austrian author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, focuses on her artistic approach to language. The montage of archive material with voiceovers and interviews, some of them recently recorded, is told from Jelinek’s point of view. [39 FFMUC]
with: Ilse Ritter, Sandra Hüller, Stefanie Reinsperger, Sophie Rois, Maren Kroymann, Martin Wuttke