THE CHILDREN OF THE COMMUNE
Documentary, D 2009 (57 min./77 min.)
Director: Juliane Großheim
Production: Unafilm, Köln und Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln in Koproduktion mit Arte
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In the commune of Viennese action-artist Otto Mühl, children should remain "unspoilt from the nuclear family" and be brought up to become completely new human beings. Common sexuality, common property and the abolition of parents-children relationships were the basic elements of a social experiment which turned into a totalitarian system. Through the eyes of former children of the commune and combined with extraordinary exclusiv footage from its archives the film takes us into a world of utopia and abuse.
DOKLeipzig 2009/D, Kasseler Dokumentarfilmfest 2009/D, Diagonale Graz/A, One World Romania, New Talents Biennale Köln/D, Sehsüchte/D, Int. Women Film Festival/D, Message to Men Int. Festival St. Petersburg 2010, Vukovar Film Festival 2010, Verzio Documentary Filmfestival Budapest 2010, DOXA Documentary Film Festival Vancouver 2010, exground filmfest/D, Coroan Cork Film Festival/Ireland, CineB/Chile, Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2011/PL
Best Documentary (Diagonal Graz), Special Mention - Kasseler Dokumentarfilmfest, Best Documentary/Vukovar Film Festival, Nomination "Goldener Schlüssel", Kassel