Volver la Vista

Documentary / Austria / Mexico / 2005 / 90 min / 35mm / German, Spanish

International Premiere: Locarno 2005

:: Stills

:: Synopsis


Volver la Vista - The Gaze Back artificially puts the viewer in the role of a foreigner. It portraits twentysix Mexicans who live in Austria and Austrians spending their lives in Mexico. Emploring clichés, desires, dreams and personal experiences, they depict their ideas of home while at the same time attempting to localize their personal identities. They are accompanied by two cameramen who themselves cross borders. Their gazes follow the narrators and their stories to the other country. 


:: Credits

Written & directed by Fridolin Schönwiese
Camera Johannes Hammel, Rafael Ortega, Joerg Burger
Editing Karina Ressler
Music Michael Palm, Antonio Fernandez Ros
Producers Gabriele Kranzlbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Production AMOUR FOU Vienna, Producciones Sincronia (Mexiko)
Supported by Filmfonds Wien, Innovative Film Austria, ORF, den Länder Tyrol, Salzburg, Vorarlberg, Steiermark, Oberösterreich, Niederösterreich, den Städten Salzburg und Innsbruck, Cine Tirol, Cine Culture Carinthia, Cine Styria, Salzburg-Agentur
Sales Sixpackfilm

:: Festivals

Firenze 05 - Festival dei Popoli 2006
Mexico City - EU Filmfestival CINETECA National
Morelia - 2005 Int. Film Festival
Saarbrücken 06 - 27. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2006
Dissolvenze Film Festival Gradisca Sonderprogramm "Amour Fou Pour Vous" 2005
Internationales Filmfestival Locarno 2005- Video Wettbewerb 2005
Internationales Filmfestival Innsbruck 2005
Festival Cultural de Mayo - Cine Austriaco, Jalisco, Mexiko 2005
Diagonale 2005