Italy & (This Is) Water

Overview

Director: Ioan Gavriel, Anja Franziska Plaschg Country of Origin: Austria Runtime: 6m Genre: Music Viedeo Block: H Date: 29-02 Time: 12-1.05pm

A single day: from the tender break of dawn to the darkest night. One out of many days to come? Quite possibly the very last. A long farewell, an ultimate goodbye to a life we have grown to hold dear. Leading to a head-on dive into a new reality, into a new state of being.

Director Biography

Ioan Gavriel was born in Bern in 1993 as the son of a Romanian violinist and a Swiss architect. He spent his childhood and youth in Vienna, Austria. Through his own animated films and animated work, he discovered his passion for film early on. At the age of 15 he shot the first film-funded short film with professional actors. Ioan works successfully as a camera technician and B-cameraman in various Austrian and international productions, with directors like Michael Haneke, Ridley Scott, Terrence Malick, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Josef Hader, Ulrich Seidl, David Schalko or Jessica Hausner. In addition to his work in the camera department, he directs various commercials and music videos for clients such as: UNHCR, Audi, McDonalds or currently for the singer Soap & Skin (O.S.T Netflix “Dark”).

Anja Franziska Plaschg grew up in a small village called Poppendorf (near Gnas) in south east Syria, where her parents have a farm. She has played piano since she was six. At 16 and moved to Vienna to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts in the master class of Daniel Richter. Her first album, called “Lovetune for Vacuum”, was released in March 2009. It received excellent reviews and placed in the Austrian Top 10. The album also achieved chart positions in Germany, Belgium and France. In 2010 she won a European Border Breakers Award for her international success. Her music has been used in the soundtrack for Universal Pictures thriller “War Games: At the End of the Day” . In 2017, she created the title melody of the German Netflix-series Dark. Two tracks, “Italy” and “Safe with Me” are used in the Italian film Sicilian Ghost Story (2017), written and directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. Plaschg’s third full album, “From Gas to Solid / you are my friend”, was released on 28 October 2018.

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