Sudabeh Mortezai

Austria 98 min Fiction


Macondo walks the line between documentary and fiction and tells a coming-of-age story about identity, belonging and self-determination, located in the rough and unadorned reality of refugee communities in Vienna.

* Spanish première




Sudabeh Mortezai

Born in Ludwigsburg, Germany, in 1968, to Iranian parents, she grew up in Tehran and in Vienna where she studied theatre, film and media science. Between 2002 and 2003 she studied film at the University of California in Los Angeles and then made a number of short films and documentaries. In 2007 she co-founded FreibeuterFilm. Macondo is her debut feature film.

Filmography: Macondo (2014), Im Bazar der Geschlechter (2010, documental), Children of the Prophet (2007, documental)

Sudabeh Mortezai

Film information

Director: Sudabeh Mortezai
Script: Sudabeh Mortezai
Contact: Austrian Film Comission
With: Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva, Rosa Minkailova
Country: Austria
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 98 min
Language: Deutsch, Chechen
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2014