It Happened Just Before

Direction
Year
2005
Country
  • Austria
Duration
72min
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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.

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Details

  • Original title
    Kurz davor ist es passiert
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Anja Salomonowitz
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jo Molitoris
  • Editing
    Frédéric Fichefet
  • Music
    Florian Richling, David Salomonowitz
  • Sound
    Eric Spitzer
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2005
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 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 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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