HOTEL

Jessica Hausner

Austria, Germany 82 min Fiction

Synopsis

Irene, the new receptionist in a hotel in the Austrian Alps, discovers that the girl she replaced vanished mysteriously. When her search for answers is met with indifference and hostility from the other employees, she becomes convinced that she must escape her impending doom.

Themes

European CinemaFemale DirectorDramaThriller

Director

Jessica Hausner

(Vienna, 1972) She studied directing at the Film Academy of Vienna where she made the award-winning short films, Flora (1996) and Inter-view (1999). In 2001, her debut feature film, Lovely Rita premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. She returned to Un Certain Regard with her second feature, Hotel, in 2004. In 2009, Lourdes was selected in Competition at the Venice Film Festival, where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize. Amour fou was Hausner’s third film to be presented in Un Certain Regard, where it premiered in 2014. Little Joe is Jessica Hausner’s fifth feature film and her English-language debut.

Filmography: Little Joe (2019), Amour fou (2014), Lourdes (2009), Toast (curt, 2006), Hotel (2004), Lovely Rita (2001), Inter-view (curt, 1999), Flora (curt, 1995)

Jessica Hausner

Film information

Director: Jessica Hausner
Script: Jessica Hausner
Contact: Coproduction Office
With: Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Marlene Streeruwitz, Rosa Waissnix
Country: Austria, Germany
Year: 2004
Format: Digital
Length: 82 min
Language: German
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2020

Poster

HOTEL