Programme

THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET (DER BODEN UNTER DEN FÜSSEN)

Marie Kreutzer

Austria, 2019 / 108 min / German OV with English & French subt. (DE OV with EN & FR subt.) / Drama

A female-led drama touching on complex family ties and buried secrets.

Lola is a jetsetting business consultant who excels at the aggressive tactics and nonstop work her job requires. She travels back and forth from Vienna, where her tasteful apartment serves more as mailbox and laundromat than home, to the headquarters of the latest corporation she’s restructuring. Her routine is one of late nights at the office, fancy client dinners and brief nights of sleep in sterile hotel rooms. Approaching 30, her career seems on a fast track to success. Lola manages her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimise profit margins. She keeps her relationship with her boss Elise secret, as well as the existence of her older sister Conny, who has a long history of mental illness. But when she receives the news that Conny has attempted suicide, Lola's secrets threaten to explode into the open. As she tries to do what's best for her sister without jeopardising all she's worked so hard for, Lola slowly finds her own grip on reality slipping away.

A contemporary female-led drama touching on complex family ties and the way we deal with long buried secrets.” Picture Tree International

 

Screenings
Thu 07/03 21:15 Ciné Utopia DE OV with EN & FR subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=26780&kassi...
Thu 14/03 21:15 Cinémathèque DE OV with EN & FR subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=26848&kassi...
Fri 15/03 16:30 Ciné Utopia DE OV with EN & FR subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=26856&kassi...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger, Mavie Hörbiger, Michelle Barthel, Marc Benjamin, Axel Sichrovsky, Dominic Marcus Singer, Meo Wulf
Screenplay 
Marie Kreutzer
Cinematographer 
Leena Koppe
Sound 
Odo Grötschnig
Set 
Martin Reiter
Music 
Kyrre Kvam
Production 
Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion
Distribution 
Picture Tree International
Biography

Marie Kreutzer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977 and studied screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. After several years in development after receiving the Cinestyria grant for its script in 2005, her first feature length film, The Fatherless (2011), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Special sidebar in 2011, receiving the special mention for Best First Feature. Her second film, Gruber Is Leaving (2015), was nominated for the Austrian Film Award and won the special mention as Best Film at the Zurich Film Festival. In 2016, her third feature film We Used to Be Cool premiered at the Zurich Film Festival in competition. After finalising her first TV movie Emergency Lies (2017) which she didn’t write the screenplay for, The Ground Beneath My Feet (2019) is Marie Kreutzer’s fourth feature film as writer and director. It premiered at the Berlinale 2019.

Filmography
  • 2019 – Der Boden unter den Füßen
  • 2017 – Die Notlüge
  • 2016 – Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert
  • 2015 – Gruber geht
  • 2011 – Die Vaterlosen
  • 2008 – Punch Noël (short)
  • 2007 – Kreuz & Quer (1 episode of the documentary TV series)
  • 2006 – White Box (short)
  • 2004 – Die sieben Todsünden (1 episode of the documentary TV series)
  • 2003 – Un peu beaucoup (short)
  • 2003 – Sendung ohne Namen (10 episodes of the TV series)
  • 2001 – Cappy Leit (short)