Independent distributor bringing exciting world cinema and alternate screen content to Australia and New Zealand

The Trouble With Being Born

The story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us.

COMING SOON TO NEW ZEALAND.

AVAILABLE SOON ON DEMAND AND ON DVD.

(M) Dir. by Sandra Wollner, Austria/Germany 2020. 94 min | Drama/ Sci-Fi

Elli is an android and lives with a man she calls her father. Together they drift through the summer. During the day they swim in the pool and at night he takes her to bed. She shares his memories and anything else he programs her to recall. Memories that mean everything to him but nothing to her.
Yet, one night she sets off into the woods following a fading echo.

Showing at these cinemas:

VIC

Cinema Nova

Classic Cinema Elsternwick

Lido Cinema

NSW

The Ritz, Randwick

Regent Murwillumbah

Gala Cinema, Warrawong

WA

Luna Cinema, Leederville

Luna on SX

QUEENSLAND

New Farm Cinema, Brisbane

SA

Trak Cinecentre, Adelaide

FESTIVALS

Revelation Film Festival, Perth

 

REVIEWS

…a groundbreaking study in the psychology and emotions of robot technology … marks Sandra Wollner as the most exciting European auteur of the year.
-SIMON FOSTER, DIRECTOR SYDNEY SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL-

Wollner dismantles our cinematic understanding of artificial intelligence and leaves us with something much more frightening; a mirror into what makes us human.
-HUDSON SOWADA, DIRECTOR FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL-

..a distinctive and stylish film, ruminating on the existential human experience, memory, and emotional attachment. Sandra Wollner has found a unique cinematic approach to the notion of seeking avenues for transcendence via android means.
-PETER KRAUSZ, MOVIE METROPOLIS-

There’s more at issue here than mere provocation, with Wollner’s complex, artfully crafted, sometimes wilfully perplexing film delving boldly into questions of
memory, gender, identity and indeed film language.
-SCREEN INTERNATIONAL-

Austrian director Sandra Wollner’s disturbing, unsentimental vision of the fracturing effects of technology on human life and memory is both compassionate
and unsparing, and vivid in its hard-to-shake imagery.
-NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS 2020-

Striking intellectualism and icy formalism vie with a viscerally upsetting premise
-VARIETY-

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