Jessica Hausner


Jessica Hausner was born the 6th of October 1972 in Vienna, Austria.

She studied directing at the Filmakademie of Vienna, where in 1996 she made the short film Flora, which won the Léopard de Demain at the Locarno Festival. Inter-view, her graduation film, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. Two years later, Lovely Rita, her first feature film, was presented in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival before being distributed in twenty territories. Her second feature film Hotel was again selected in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2004, and won the Grand Prix for the Best Austrian Feature at the Diagonale 2005. Lourdes is her third film.


2009 Lourdes, feature film

2006 Toast, short film

2004 Hotel, feature film

2003 Friendly Alien, documentary

2001 Lovely Rita, feature film

1999 Inter-view, short film,

1996 Flora, short film