IN THE LAND OF STRONG WOMEN is a film about the life of Austrian painter Maria Lassnig. A homage to one of the greatest artists of our time. This film shows the remarkable struggle of a female individualist, who, in a male-dominated art world could successfully enforce. Maria Lassnig is one of the most important Austrian, if not European, painters. She lived from 1919-2014 and the film goes through all art movements of the last century. As own and innovative voice, she has been enjoying great international fame since the 80s.
Director Anja Salomonowitz
Script Anja Salomonowitz
Producer Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner
For her films, Anja Salomonowitz developed a film language in which documentary, feature film and thesis blend. Real human experiences are condensed through artistic alienation. Her films received international recognition, numerous film awards and found their way into relevant literature on documentary films. Anja Salomonowitz studied Film in Vienna and Berlin. Her hybrid documentary films follow a strict colour concept. She is known for the fact that her films are explicitly political and in their artistic form extend the limits and possibilities of the documentary.