Watch the recording of an online masterclass with the acclaimed Austrian director Jessica Hausner, Organised by EUNIC London in partnership with European Union Delegation to the UK and the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Jessica Hausner is undoubtedly one of the most inventive and surprising filmmakers in European cinema. She began her career with the short film Flora in 1996, which won the ‘Leopard of Tomorrow’ at the Locarno Festival. Inter-view, her graduation film at the Filmacademy Vienna, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. Two years later, Lovely Rita, her first feature film, was presented in ‘Un Certain Regard’ at the Cannes Film Festival before being distributed in twenty territories. Her second feature film Hotel was again selected in ‘Un Certain Regard’ in 2004. Her next film Lourdes had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2009 in International Competition where it won the ‘FIPRESCI Prize’, followed by many other prizes, such as the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud. Hausner’s latest film Amour Fou premiered again in ‘Un Certain Regard’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2014 and was again released in many countries all over the world.
The masterclass took place online on Monday 7 June and was moderated by Danny Leigh (Chief Film Writer at the Financial Times and previously senior curator of fiction in the BFI National Archive 2017-19).
Organised as part of EUNIC London’s In Short, Europe: Happy Together short film festival, which took place online from 7-16 May 2021 in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to the UK.