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It Happened Just Before  //  Kurz davor ist es passiert (Orig.)

DIR: Anja Salomonowitz
2005 / Austria / 72 min

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An artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. Anja Salomonowitz has chosen an unusual approach to the theme: her film is based on real narratives by women who where the objects of trafficking which where the re-worked into a documentary screenplay by the director. The stories are retold by people who have a direct relationship to events and places in the film: a costums officers, a village inhabitant, a bar-keeper in a bordello, a woman diplomat and a taxi driver. A film about false promises, exploitation and disappointment.

About

Director Anja Salomonowitz
Screenplay Anja Salomonowitz
Dir. of Photography Jo Molitoris
Editing Frédéric Fichefet
Music Florian Richling, David Salomonowitz
Sound Eric Spitzer
Duration 72 min
Year 2005
Country Austria
Colour Colour
Tags business, crime, society, staged, women
Production Amour Fou Filmproduktion GmbH
Amour Fou Filmproduktion GmbH
Address:  Lindengasse 32
City:  A-1070 Wien
Country:  Austria
Web:  www.amourfou.at/
E-mail:  
Phone:  + 43 1 994 99 11-0
Fax:  + 43 1 994 99 11-20

Distribution
Festivals
  • Oslo Eurodok - Dokumentarfilmfestival (5 ...
  • Oslo Eurodok - Dokumentarfilmfestival (5. - 9. 3.2008)
  • Zagreb - Human Rights Film Festival (8. - 13.2.2008
  • Helsinki Docpoint - Dokumentarfilmfestival (23. - 27.1.2008)
  • Festival d'Angers (18. - 27.1.2008)
  • Warschau International Film Festival - Human Rights in Film (7. - 16.12.2007)
  • Berlin One World - Filmfestival für Menschenrechte und Medien (14. - 23.11.2007)
  • Copenhagen CPH:DOX International Documentary Filmfestival (9. - 18. 11. 2007)
  • Berlin EthnoFilmfest (8. - 11. 2007)
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia (7. - 21. 11. 2007)
  • Leeds International Filmfestival (7. - 18. 11. 2007)
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest (7. - 11. 11. 2007)
  • Duisburger Filmwoche (5. - 11. 11. 2007)
  • Paris Feminist Filmfestival (31.10. - 4.11.2007)
  • Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm (29.10. - 04.11. 2007)
  • Jihlava International Documentary Filmfestival (23. - 28.10.2007)
  • Osnabrück Filmfest (17. - 21. 10. 2007)
  • Filmfestival Münster (17. - 21. 10. 2007)
  • Flanders International Film Festival Ghent (9. – 20. 10. 2007)
  • Nürnberger Filmfestival der Menschenrechte (1. - 10. 10. 2007)
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival (20. - 30. 9. 2007)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (27. 09. – 12. 10. 2007)
  • Nancy Aye Aye Filmfestival (31. 8. - 9. 9. 2007)
  • Prizren Documentary Filmfestival (6. 8. - 12. 8. 2007)
  • Motovun International Filmfestival (28. 7. - 1. 8. 2007)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (25. 7. - 12. 8. 2007)
  • Wroclaw ERA NEW HORIZON, Polen (19. – 29. 07. 2007)
  • Jerusalem International Film Festival (5. – 14. 07. 2007)
    -Paris Cinema (3. – 14. 07. 2007)
  • FIDMarseille - Marseille International Documentary Film Festival (4. – 9. 07. 2007)
  • Oberösterreich Festival der Regionen mit Werkschau Anja Salomonowitz (23. 6. - 8. 7. 2007)
  • International Film Festival Artfilm Trencin/Trencianske Teplice, Slovak republic (22. – 30. 06. 2007)
  • Norwegian Short Film Festival - Grimstad (14. – 19. 06. 2007) (parallel program)
  • Freiburger Filmwoche (15. – 20. 05. 2007)
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino, FEMINA 2007, Rio de Janeiro (7. – 13. 05. 2007)
  • Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (24. - 29. 4. 2007)
  • Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund (13. – 23. 04. 2007)
  • IndieLisboa - Lisbon International Independent Film Festival (19. – 29. 04. 2007)
  • Alba Film Festival (29. 03. – 04. 04. 2007)
  • Diagonale 2007 (19. – 25. 03. 2007)
  • Cinéma du Réel (09. –18. 03. 2007)
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival (08. – 18. 03. 2007)
  • Internationales Forum des Jungen Filmes, Berlinale 2007 (08. – 18. 02. 2007)
  • Viennale 2006 (13. - 25. 10. 2006)
Awards
  • Viennale 2006: Wiener Film ...
  • Viennale 2006: Wiener Film Preis
  • Internationales Forum des Jungen Filmes, Berlinale 2007: Caligrafi Film Award
  • Cinéma du Réel 2007: Special Mention
  • Mar del Plata 2007: Innovative Artistic Award
  • Jihlava Int. Documentary Filmfestival: Special Mention
  • Filmfest Osnabrück 2007: Friedensfilmpreis der Stadt Osnabrück
  • Alba Film Festival 2007: New Vision Best Director Award
  • Diagonale 2007: Preis für die beste Bildgestaltung
  • Wiener Filmjournalisten 2007: Papierener Gustl für den Besten Dokumentarfilm 2007


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