Under a cloudless sky, Hansi Hinterseer hosts a communal mountain fair in the alpine idyll of Kitzbühel. Observing – without judgment – the camera follows along amidst the throng of fans, waiting patiently for the revered skiing and entertainment legend to appear. Eventually Hansi does emerge, and proceeds to sing, pray and bring people together.
Born in 1982, she lives and works in Vienna. She studied Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and has worked at the Department of Writing at the Vienna Film Academy since 2005. In addition to "Hände zum Himmel", in 2009 she made "Elefantenhaut".
Matthias Van Baaren
Matthias van Baaren was born 1977 in Vienna/Austria.
Lives and works in Vienna. He studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.