Oktober November

  • 116'
  • Austria
  • 2013
In the shadow of Austrian masters like Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl, several of their compatriots turned into mature, secure and important auteurs with themes and styles all their own. One of them is Götz Spielmann.
In October November, he shows his abilities as writer and director in a psychological Bergman-like family drama. It’s about the sisters Verena and Sonja Berger, beautifully played by Ursula Straus and Nora von Waldstätter. Verena has stayed in their native village where she runs the family guesthouse with her husband and child and her elderly father. Meanwhile she has an affair with the village doctor. Sonja is a successful actress in Berlin, which does not prevent her from being unhappy with her superficial roles and promiscuous lifestyle. When she comes home because of her father’s illness and the sisters are together again under one roof, a painful past filled with secrets comes to the surface.


Director
Götz Spielmann
Country of production
Austria
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
116'
Medium
DCP
International title
October November
Language
German
Producers
Bruno Wagner, Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Götz Spielmann
Production Companies
Coop99 Filmproduktion, SpielmannFilm
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Screenplay
Götz Spielmann
Cinematography
Martin Gschlacht
Editor
Karina Ressler
Production Design
Katharina Wöppermann, Susanne Hopf
Sound Design
Bernhard Bamberger
Cast
Sebastian Koch, Ursula Strauss
Website
http://oktober-november.at