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Three stories, three women, one autor: A focus on Anja Salomonowitz


DAFilms.com is offering an insight into the predominantly documentary work of Anja Salomonowitz, renowned Austrian filmmaker. We offer 3 of her documentary films at the genre’s intersection with fiction, internationally acclaimed, awarded numerous film prizes and inscribed in the literature relating to documentary film: Carmen, You Will Never Understand This and It Happened Just Before.

The last feature film of Anja Salomonowitz Spanien started its festival trip at the Berlinale Forum and her name will fill the internet once again, now with the recent theatrical distribution of her The 727 Days without Karamo.
But we have had Anja in our minds even earlier, following her previous predominantly documentary work out of which we are now offering you three titles for FREE STREAM from September 16 to 22:
Carmen, It Happened Just Before, You Will Never Understand This.


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You Will Never Understand This1

You Will Never Understand This

Das wirst du nie verstehen (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 52 min

Three elderly ladies are sitting at the table with cakes and coffee. But when it comes to questions about the past, a seemingly ordinary family meeting turns to a strategy of telling stories and being silent...



It Happened Just Before

Kurz davor ist es passiert (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria / 72 min

Special Between the Seas Jury Award, IDFF Jihlava 2007

An artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. A film about false promises, exploitation and disappointment.




Carmen (Orig.) / 1999 / Austria / 23 min

A documentary about the wondrous passion of Carmen Martinek, who takes movie theaters as her lovers...



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