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Austria
Genres:
Horror
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Language:
German
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Year:
2022
Edition
RIFF 2022

Family Dinner

96 Minutes | Austria | 2022

Synopsis

Tired of feeling down about her weight, 15-year-old Simi heads to her aunt Claudia’s house for Easter weekend. Claudia is a nutritionist best-seller author and Simi hopes she will help her. What should have been a nice holiday with family quickly turns into its opposite.

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Director’s Bio

film director portrait
Peter Hengl is an Austrian screenwriter and director for films and TV. He was born in 1983 in Kufstein, Austria, moved to Vienna in 2007 and studied at the Vienna Film Academy from 2008 under Professors such as Götz Spielmann and Michael Haneke.
His student films „Vadim“ (horror, 15 min) and “The Hero” (dramedy, 30 min) were shown at dozens of festivals worldwide and received several awards and nominations.
Together with his frequent cowriter Marc Schlegel he penned the TV comedies “Curling for Eisenstadt” (2019) and “Man kann nicht alles haben” (2021) for Austrian public broadcasting company ORF. “Family Dinner” is his first feature film for cinema release as a writer and director. Aside from this he has several TV and feature projects in various stages of development.
2022

FAMILY DINNER

feature film
Written and directed by Peter Hengl
2020

MAN KANN NICHT ALLES HABEN

TV comedy for ORF (90mins)
Screenplay (with Marc Schlegel)
First broadcast first half of 2022
2018

WISCHEN IST MACHT

TV half hour comedy show for ORF
Pilot episode/format development, 2 episodes (with Marc Schlegel)
First broadcast spring 2020
2018

CURLING FOR EISENSTADT

TV comedy for ORF (90mins)
Screenplay (with Marc Schlegel)
First br
oadcast Sept 13, 2019
2013

THE HERO

dramedy short film (30mins)
written and directed by
premiered at Diagonale Austria in 2013, numerous festival participations and TV
screenings.
2012

VADIM

horror short film (15mins)
written and directed by
over
fifty festival participations and several awards including /Slash

Filmfestival Wien,
Landshuter Kurzfilmtage, MotelX

Film Details

  • Year:
    2022
  • Genres:
    Horror
  • Runtime:
    96 Minutes
  • Languages:
    German
  • Countries:
    Austria
  • Premiere:
    Icelandic Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Peter Hengl
  • Screenwriter:
  • Producer:
  • Cast:

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