ALMA & OSKAR

A Film by Dieter Berner

GENERAL Feature Film
GENRE Drama

A Film AG production

In Co-production with Turnus Film AG, Wüste Film GmbH und Dawson Films s.r.o.

Produced with financial support of Austrian Film Institute, FISA – Film Industry Support Austria, Vienna Film Fund, Lower Austria, Federal Office of Culture, FiSS - Filmstandortförderung, Zürcher Filmstiftung, MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Czech Film Fund and Prague Film Fund
In collaboration with ORF, ZDF and SRF

SYNOPSIS
Vienna, spring 1912. The young widow Alma Mahler, the Grande Dame of Viennese Society, is urged by her lover the Bauhaus-architect Walter Gropius to make their relationship public. Shortly after her husband’s death the world-renowned composer Gustav Mahler, she believes her reputation and the premiere of Gustav’s Symphony No 9 in jeopardy. Furthermore, she feels more and more strongly that she does not want to subject herself again to the dependence to a man in who’s shadow she cannot live her own creative potential. She meets the radical artist Oskar Kokoschka, an Enfant Terrible of Viennese Society despite his youth. Alma ventures into a wild affair, a love-hate relationship, that threatens both of their existences.

CAST

EMILY COX Alma Mahler
VALENTIN POSTLMAYR Oskar Kokoschka
ANTON VON LUCKE Walter Gropius
TÁŇA PAUHOFOVÁ Lilly Lieser
BRIGITTE KARNER Anna Moll
WILFRIED HOCHHOLDINGER Adolf Loos
MARCELLO DE NARDO Gustav Mahler
MEHMET ATEŞÇİ Bruno Walter
GERALD VOTAVA Peter Altenberg
VIRGINIA HARTMANN Bessi
and ROLAND KOCH Carl Moll
and CORNELIUS OBONYA Franz Ferdinand

CREW

WRITTEN BY Hilde Berger & Dieter Berner
DIRECTED BY Dieter Berner
PRODUCER Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz (AT)
CO-PRODUCER Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger (CH); Stefan Schubert (GER) and Monika Kristl (CZ)
DOP Jakub Bejnarowicz 
EDITOR Britta Nahler
MUSIC Stefan Will
PRODUCTION DESIGN Su Erdt
COSTUME DESIGN Katarína Štrbová Bieliková
MAKE-UP DESIGN Marc Hollenstein
SOUND MIXER Patrick Storck
LINE-PRODUCER Beatrice Hallenbarter
CASTING Rita Waszilovics