Bruder Jakob, schläfst du noch?
Austria / 2018 / 80' / Italian premiere
Four brothers on a journey back to the past, that begins after the death of the fifth brother, in a personal film about mourning and parting. Bruder Jakob, schläfst du noch? is a very considerate, personal film about both farewell and reunion. The scattered archival footage, showing the brothers as children and teens – on mountain tops in summer, swimming together, wildly dancing and playing – impart an unforeseen levity. The search starts in the Tyrolean valley Lareintal and eventually ends in a hotel room in Porto, with the realisation that this is not particularly a film about sadness but the necessity of grief. And about finding those who accompany us in life.
Born in Mödling (Austria), he studied acting in Toronto, Canada at the School of Physical Theatre and Directing at the Vienna Film Academy under the direction of Peter Patzak and Michael Haneke. His fiction short films, documentary films and video clips have been shown at international film festivals and on television. In addition to his films he directed theatreplays. His graduation film Musik won the 2014 prize for the best short film at the Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film and was awarded with the First Steps Award by the German Film Academy.
Subtitles: Italian, English