Directed by Markus Schleinzer
  • Austria / Luxembourg
  • 1hr 51min
  • 2018
  • German and French with English Subtitles

Markus Schleinzer’s pithy second drama transports us to the early 18th century, where a young African slave boy is chosen by a wealthy European countess to be educated and integrated into wealthy Viennese society. Based on a true story, the film tracks the story of this living human experiment. What unfolds is the tale of a boy treated as a novelty to be pampered, yet who never feels as though he truly belongs. 

Elegant and austere, and yet never has silence been used to such devastating effect.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Makita Samba
Alba Rohrwacher
Larisa Faber

Schedule & Tickets

27 Feb 20:30 Light House Cinema