SUPERWORLD at the National Theatre
Today, as part of 21. Sarajevo Film Festival Competition Programme - Features, screening of SUPERWORLD, by Karl Markovics, will be shown at the National Theatre.
Married supermarket worker Gabi Kovanda’s lower middle class life revolves around her family and her job. Until, after work one day, everything changes. Suddenly, there’s someone new in her life, someone with whom she had already been casually acquainted: God! SUPERWORLD is a story about God and the world: a world whose heroine works the till and a God we never see nor hear, but whose presence we feel throughout the film. Lead actress Ulrike Beimpold delivers a remarkable, moving performance as a woman under divine influence.
While director Karl Markovics consistently works in a realistic mode, his narrative approach is often operatic, with elaborate bird’s eye shots and strikingly composed images of biblical proportions that make God’s presence manifest.
Karl Markovics was born in Vienna in 1963. He became known to a broader public in the role of Detective Inspector Stockinger in the television police series KOMMISSAR REX. Numerous TV and film roles followed, along with work in theatre, opera, and musicals. Markovics debuted as a director and screenwriter in 2011 with the feature film ATMEN / BREATHING, which was awarded The Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Film at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival in 2011. SUPERWELT, that had its premiere at Berlinale 2015, is his second film.
Screening of SUPERWOLD will be shown at 20:00