The ACF’s Virtual CineClub presents the film: Once Were Rebels / Waren Einmal Revoluzzer
Two couples Helene (Julia Jentsch) and Jakob (Manuel Rubey), Tina (Aenne Schwarz) and Volker (Marcel Mohab) are modern, urbane people in their late 30s who enjoy a privileged, orderly existence in Vienna. When word reaches them that a Russian friend from their student days needs help, they decide on the spur of the moment to seize the opportunity: finally the chance to do something instead of just talking!
But what they first perceive as an adventure soon comes to threaten the very foundations of old friendships and current relationships. Because help can be defined in different ways – and the people being helped here don’t behave the way the helpers think they should.
Ultimately the arrival of Pavel (Tambet Tuisk) and his family confronts the Austrians with the discrepancies between their ideals and the way they actually lead their lives.
Austria, 2019, 104min, German with English subtitles, directed by Johanna Moder
Please sign up for this event here before 4pm on 8 April. You will receive a link & password via email on the day of the screening.