Sexual Intercourse

Anton gets confused when he visits Thea at home the first time. They recently had great sex. But now it seems weird that Paula is also hanging out half naked at the apartment and that she knows all about that night with Thea. What does she mean with "Geh Vau", he asks. "Fucking," answers Paula. When he´s ready to head out for a concert of the feminist punk band Schapka Thea would prefer to stay at home with the handsome young man.

Marie Luise Lehner is not only a director and author of two novels, she is also a member of the Viennese band Schapka that provides the music for Geh Vau – alongside the equally determined feminist band Aivery. The political orientation of the film is revealed in narrative tricks, such as Anton´s boring small talk about how they first got to know each other, drowned out by the loud noise of a coffee grinder. The protagonists try out different gender roles and speak openly about dreams and lust. This is how consent and trust works, how enchantment happens and couples are established, how desire and intimacy is negotiated and put into words. Without being didactic, Geh Vau proves to be a naturally effortless object lesson on gender utopia in everyday life. The film is both explicit and gentle from the start, hefty and playful. Coolness here does not turn a cold shoulder, it turns to a pile of sex toys.
(Fiona Sara Schmidt)

Translation: Eve Heller


Two women are chatting in the bathroom when a friend enters their flat. One of the two women knows him, the other doesn´t. After he shows up, a short comedy - of misunderstandings, female desire, and uncomfortable situations - begins. (Crossing Europe Film Festival, Catalogue 2019)

Orig. Title
Geh Vau
Year
2019
Country
Austria
Duration
21 min
Category
Short fiction
Orig. Language
german
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Credits
Director
Marie Luise Lehner
Script
Marie Luise Lehner
Cinematography
Hanna Hofstätter
Camera Assistant
Esther Fischer
Sound
Luise Etzel
Editing
Jana Libnik
Sound
Julia Sternthal
Sound Design
Jana Libnik
Sound Mix
Manfred Folie
Foley
Nils Kirchhoff
Actor/Actress
Ekaterina Heider, Claudia Kainberger, Clemens Rott
Lighting
Esther Fischer, Hanna Hofstätter
Production
Marie Luise Lehner
Available Formats
DCP 2K
Format of Picture
16:9
Format of Sound
5.1 surround
Picture Frequency
25 fps
Format of Color
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2019
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Hof - Internationale Filmtage
2020
Landshut - Kurzfilmfestival