Austria, Germany, Switzerland
I consciously imagined various combinations of people from quite different worlds who appear to share the same traits: dependence an others on one hand, and an utter loneliness on the other. All of them fight for something or someone, while none of them seem to understand exactly what it is they really need. Yet, there is strong vitality about them, even when they are in the throes of depression. The amazing way they pick themselves up and carry on, bouncing back.
We are all trapped in intricate relationships. To better depict these systems of relationships in a contemporary setting I had to create a complex world with ambivalent characters. The question of the existence of good and evil is expressed through them, as well as the complexity of cause and effect.
When I was writing the script, it became clear to me that in my previous films people had often looked up to the sky. You felt their yearnings. In this film we often shoot from the perspective of looking down which suggests imprisonment. "Free Radicals" is less about this longing to be somewhere else than the thought of finding happiness (or not) with what you already have.
continuity, assistant editor and acted in the feature film "Memory of the Unknown", directed by Nathalie Alonso Casale.
In 1999 she founded the film production company coop99 together with Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner and Antonin Svoboda.
2003 FREE RADICALS (Böse Zellen) (Feature Film)
2002 ZUR LAGE (Documentary)
1999 NORTHERN SKIRTS (Nordrand) (Feature Film)
1998 SLIDIN' — BRIGHT AND SHINY WORLD (Alles bunt und wunderbar)
1998 SUN SPOTS (Sonnenflecken) (Shortfilm)
1997 SOMEWHERE ELSE (Documentary)
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Barbara Albert
Written by: Barbara Albert
Produced by: Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Monika Willi
Costume Design: Monika Buttinger
Make-Up & Hair: Karin Schön-Kopriva, Susanne Neidhart
Sound Design: Bernhard Schmid
Main Cast: Kathrin Resetarits (Manu), Martin Brambach (Reini), Rupert L. Lehofer (Lukas), Bellinda Akwa-Asare (Sandra), Ursula Strauss (Andrea), Georg Friedrich (Andreas), Marion Mitterhammer (Gerlinde)
Nominations and Awards
- Feature Film Selection 2004