Siebzehn (A 2017)
A Movie by Monja Art
Lower Austria, just before the summer holidays. Seventeen-year-old boarding school pupil Paula is secretly in love with her friend Charlotte. But while Charlotte going out with Michael, a boy named Tim is trying to court Paula, who must decide if she wants to follow her own heart or yield to other people’s feelings. With “Seventeen”, director Monja Art has created a wonderful coming-of-age movie, which is particularly impressive for its versatile, iridescent figures as well as the precise observations of youthful feelings, joy and pain”. Among others, “Seventeen” was highly praised by the jury of the Carl Mayer Screenplay Awards during the “Diagonale” film festival in Salzburg.