Created as an artistic video installation, Jessica Hausner focuses, in this featurette of just under an hour, on the domestic routine of a girl who enters the kitchen and prepares a sandwich in a methodical and mechanical way. A daily and apparently banal action that is repeated over and over until reaching a kind of obsessive sublimation as absurd as existential. Featuring Susanne Wuest, star of Goodnight Mommy. Toast was created in cooperation with Kunsthaus Graz and Diagonale Filmfestival 2006.
(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)