limérence - Über die Sehnsucht

In 72 minutes of poetic images and intimate insights into the mind of a young woman limerently in love, this essay film embarks on a search for "Sehnsucht". While following her everyday life, Sarah recites letters resembling diary entries, addressed to her nameless lover. From doing the dishes to taking a nightly walk, as if through a peephole, deep insights into her world of thought arise both through her descriptions and the dreamlike, metaphorical images. Sarah is entirely consumed by her yearning, longing and desire, swinging from being on top of the world to the depths of despair.

Director's Biography
Chiara Matschnig (*1996, Linz) is a media artist, poet and graphic designer. Big feelings are the main focus throughout her work in various media. She translates intimate moments of her personal microcosm into fragrant reveries, and life into poetry.
Director's Filmography (Selection)
limérence - Über die Sehnsucht (2022) - zeilenabstand (2021, doc short)
Local Artists 2023
Chiara Matschnig
Austria 2022
72 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Chiara Matschnig
Cinematography Chiara Matschnig
Editing Chiara Matschnig
Sound/Sounddesign Lisa Patscheider
Music Lisa Patscheider, Fabian Garmroudi, Chiara Matschnig
With Sarah Plattner
Producer(s) Chiara Matschnig
Additional Credits
Janelle Langbroek, Hannah Filzmoser
World Premiere
World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2023