Queer Feelings

A film by Katharina Miko & Raffael Frick

A 2012, 52 Min.

Synopsis

 

QUEER FEELINGS. Four love stories from Austria.

 

In QUEER FEELINGS Katharina Miko and Raffael Frick portray two men and two women who do not correspond to the typical image of a gay man or a lesbian woman. 

 

Except for Rudi, who had a career in New York as a “homosexual professional” in the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, they all stayed in Austria. One of the consequences was that Friedemann, now 66, spent several months in prison before homosexuality was decriminalized in July 1971.  

 

What sets this film apart is the fact that Miko and Frick decided to discuss homosexuality with older interviewees and ask them about their experiences. Depicting the different kinds of lives led by the protagonists, the conservative aspects of post-war Austrian society are revealed. The necessary strength to assert oneself in such a backward society is particularly demonstrated by the women: 68-year-old Herta, who grew up in a social-housing project in Vienna (“Homosexuality didn’t exist in the 50s. At least not in the former rural community where we lived.”), still proudly displays the old Socialist flags. For a number of years she conformed to society’s ideal of a housewife and mother, as did 75-year-old Hedi. For many years Hedi was active in the Catholic Women’s Movement before announcing her resignation by sending out an obituary.

 

Credits

 

Director:

Katharina Miko 

 

Co-Director:

Raffael Frick

 

Script:

Katharina Miko

Raffael Frick

 

Historical Counseling / Research Protagonists:

Ines Rieder 

 

Photography:

Raffael Frick

Oliver Schneider

 

Editing:

Max Kliewer

Joana Scrinzi 

 

Production Manager:

Markus Glaser

 


  

Producers:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

 

Commissioning editor ORF

Christian Riehs

 

Commissioning editor documentary ORF

Franz Grabner

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

 

in coproduction with

ORF

 

with support of:

Fernsehfonds Austria

Filmfonds Wien

Dates

29.11.2013 22:00

Schikaneder Kino

24.02.2013 23:05

ORF 2

13.05.2012 23:00

ORF 2

with support of

orf
fernsehfonds_austria
FFW_Web 3

Production

ngf