Estonian premiere

Rimini

Local title
Rimini
Title in Russian
Римини
Original title
Rimini
Director
Ulrich Seidl
Country
Germany, France, Austria
Year
2022
Programme
Best of Fest
Genre
tragical comedy
Subject
intergenerational conflict, loneliness

The death of his mother brings Richie Bravo back from his adopted home in Italy to his teenage bedroom in Lower Austria, where Charlton Heston is still flexing his biceps and Winnetou is still alive. With a schnapps in hand and velvety Wurlitzer melodies in the air, he and his “piccolo fratello” bid farewell in the cellar to the parental home. His father is in a nursing home. Pop star Richie makes his money in Rimini. Life-size posters on the walls of his villa tell of a glorious past but the present is a damp squib. Richie claims he is still “con molto amore” – a bit of a squeeze, and squeezing is what it takes to get Richie into his corset and “jacketto”, with which he rhymes “perfetto”, before ardently crooning schmaltzy German songs in staid hotel foyers. Oozing sultry charm, this Austrian gigolo inveigles his way into the minds, bodies and wallets of women of a certain age.

Master director Ulrich Seidl's acclaimed directorial work "Rimini" tells of lonely existences in search of happiness while lost in the fog of the Italian off-season. A melancholic milieu study of both deep romance and sadness.

"Rimini" premiered in the main competition programme of the Berlin Film Festival this year.

Tristan Priimägi

Director
Ulrich Seidl
Screenwriter
Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cast
Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux, Claudia Martini
Producer
Ulrich Seidl
DoP
Wolfgang Thaler
Editor
Monika Willi
Composer
Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik
Production
Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion
Distributor
Filmstop Inspiration
World sales
Coproduction Office
Runtime
Language
Italian, German, English
Subtitles
Estonian, English, Russian
Other festivals
Berlin, Jerusalem, London, Hong Kong, Hamburg
Director
Ulrich Seidl

Filmograafia Good News (1990, doc), Mit Verlust ist zu rechnen (1992, doc, Kadudega tuleb arvestada, PÖFF 2003), Die letzten Männer (The Last Real Men, 1994, doc), Tierische Liebe (Animal Love, 1995, doc), Models (1998, doc), Hundstage (2001, Leitsakupäevad, PÖFF 2002), Jesus, Du weisst (Jesus, You Know, 2003, doc), Import/Export (2007, PÖFF 2008), Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love, 2012), Paradies: Glaube (Paradiis: Usk, PÖFF 2012), Paradies: Hoffnung (Paradiis: lootus, 2013), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013, doc), Im Keller (Keldris, 2014), Safari (2016, doc), Rimini (2022), Sparta (2022).

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Screenings

4th Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening021305 / Rimini
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
2nd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening151104 / Rimini
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
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