EXCLUSIVE: International trailer for Locarno title Monte Verità
- Screening in the Piazza Grande strand of this year’s festival, Stefan Jäger’s film follows a young mother who abandons her family and flees to the titular sanatorium
Filmmaker, lecturer and Film Academy Baden-Württemberg alumnus Stefan Jäger is ready to present his new effort, a drama entitled Monte Verità [+see also:
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film profile], in the Piazza Grande strand of this year’s Locarno International Film Festival (4-14 August 2021).
The story, penned by Kornelija Naraks, is set in 1906 and centres on Hanna Leitner (Maresi Riegner), a young mother who longs for nothing more than to break free from her role of middle-class mum and society’s strictures. She abandons her family and flees to the sanatorium at Monte Verità. There, in the idyllic countryside of southern Switzerland and in the passionate pursuit of her art, Hanna soon has to face up to making a decision that is tearing her apart: can she go back to her family without surrendering herself?
The film was produced by Katrin Renz for Switzerland’s Tellfilm. The co-producers are Austria’s KGP Filmproduktion, Germany’s Coin Film and MMC Movies Köln, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera/SRG SSR and Switzerland’s Blue. Its international sales are being handled by The Playmaker. DCM Film Distribution will release the picture in Switzerland on 26 August and in Germany on 2 December.
Check out our exclusive trailer below:
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