63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Rimini in winter. A group of older hotel guests is blissfully enjoying Richie Bravo singing about tears that hurt. But when his daughter holds up a mirror to his pathos, the past catches up with this star of schmaltz who conquers hearts and bodies.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Ulrich Seidl
Script: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
Editing: Mona Willi
Sound: Klaus Kellermann, Matz Müller
Music: Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik
Actors: Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich
Production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
Producers: Ulrich Seidl
Co-production: Parisienne de Production, Essential Films
Co-producers: Philippe Bober
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Production Design: Andreas Donhauser, Renate Sturminger-Martin
Executive producer: Sarah Nagel, Isabell Wiegand, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald
Make Up: Claudia Goetz
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Austria, France, Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 115΄
Contact: Coproduction Office
Awards/Distinctions: Diagonale Grand Prize – Diagonale 2022 , FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film – Palic FF 2022

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Maria Seidl is an Austrian film director, writer, and producer. Among other awards, his film Dog Days won the Grand Jury Prize at Venice in 2001. His 2012 film Paradise: Love competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The sequel Paradise: Faith won the Special Jury Prize at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. The final part of the trilogy, Paradise: Hope, premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. In 2011, the 52nd Thessaloniki IFF presented a tribute to his oeuvre.


1982 The Prom (doc)
1993 Losses to Be Expected (doc)
1999 Models
2007 Import Export
2012 Paradise: Faith
2014 In the Basement (doc)
2022 Rimini