World premiere

The Fox

Local title
Rebane
Original title
Der Fuchs
Director
Adrian Goiginger
Country
Germany, Austria
Year
2022
Programme
Official Selection - Competition
Genre
war, historical drama
Subject
family relations, friendship, war, animals

Digging deep into the past of his own family for the second time (after making his childhood years the inspirational hit of Berlinale, “The Best of All Worlds”, 2017), Austrian director Helmer Adrian Goiginger presents a manifesto of humanism in this drama from the most inhumane episode of history so far: the second world war.

This is the true story of Franz Streitberger, Adrian Goigingers’ great grandfather. At the beginning of the war, an introverted young soldier finds a wounded fox cub whom he looks after like it was his own child and takes along to occupied France. Through this strange friendship with the animal, his own past from which he has always run away slowly catches up with him.

When not concentrating on the faces of its protagonists, the colossal imagery shows burnt vehicles and vast landscapes, a void that is of course a symbolic one. This sense of brutalised times, of being forced into conflict, feels more than topical again.

This simple soldier’s tale and his encounter with nature, as well as his inherent pacifism uses spectacular imagery to convey the urgently needed message of peace.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Adrian Goiginger
Screenwriter
Adrian Goiginger
Cast
Simon Morzé, Maximilian Reinwald, Karl Markovics, Karola Niederhuber, Marko Kerezovic
Producer
Hana Geißendörfer, Malte Can, Peter Wirthensohn, Thomas Pridnig, Gerrit Klein, Adrian Goiginger, Peter Wildling, Martin Pfeil
DoP
Yoshi Heimrath, Paul Sprinz
Editor
Simon Blasi
Composer
Arash Safaian
Production
Geißendörfer Pictures, Lotus-Film, Giganten Film, 2010 Entertainment
World sales
Beta Cinema
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Adrian Goiginger

Filmograafia Hi Fonyód! (2013), Die beste aller Welten (The Best of All Worlds, 2017), Märzengrund (Above the World, 2022), Der Fuchs (The Fox, 2022)

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn

Screenings

Chill-Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100102 / Rebane
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAdrian Goiginger (Film Director, Scriptwriter), Simon Morzé (Actor), Adriane Grzadziel (Actress)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center, Tartu
Screening112101 / Rebane
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening150502 / Rebane
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Q&A with the filmmaker