Directed by Marie Kreutzer (Austria, 2019, 108 min.). Digital. German and English with English subtitles. Premiered at Berlin International Film Festival.
Lola manages her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to succeed in the business world. She keeps her relationship with her boss a secret, as well as the existence of her older sister, Conny, who has a long history of mental illness. But when she receives the news that Conny has attempted suicide, Lola’s secrets begin to unravel into the workplace. As she tries to do what’s best for her sister without jeopardizing all that she’s worked so hard for, Lola slowly finds her own grip on reality slipping away. The new film from Marie Kreutzer is taut Austrian psychological thriller reminiscent of Hitchcock, featuring Valerie Pachner’s Maguey Prize-winning performance as Lola.
“Rich, insightful psychodrama… cunningly engineered.”—Variety