(Ulrich Seidl, 2012)
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
Austrian director Ulrich Seidl is known for employing a documentary-like style in telling stories that vacillate between moments of raw, unacceptable social behavior and of absurd humor.
In Faith, a fanatically devout Catholic woman (the sister of the main character in Love) is tested when her husband, a paraplegic Egyptian-born Muslim, returns unexpectedly after a two-year absence and gradually begins to confront her rigid religious beliefs. (113 mins., HDCAM)
Originally conceived as a long feature, his recent Paradise Trilogy is inspired by Austrian playwright Ödön von Horváth’s 1932 work Faith, Hope, and Charity and explores the lives of three women from one family through interconnected stories. If you’ve seen past Seidl films such as Dog Days (2001) or Jesus, You Know (2003), you know he is no stranger to provocation, or controversy.
$8 general public
Rohauer Collection Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT
FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council