Reise nach Jerusalem

The Chair's Game

Alice (Eva Löbau) is unemployed, but she can no longer tolerate the disgrace of daily life and refuses to get along with the requirements of the job center. Defiantly, she keeps afloat with petrol vouchers that she receives for odd jobs at market research institutes.§The main strength of the film is the authenticity of its dialogue and its careful observation of everyday life. In her debut film, Lucia Chiarla uses a laconic narrative style, which enables the film to swing between black comedy and drama. It amuses and disturbs at the same time. In accordance with the principle of Murphy's law, the story develops a destructive draw. (Theresa Vena, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Lucia Chiarla
Lucia Chiarla was born in Genova, Italy, and studied acting at the Civic School of Theater Paolo Grassi in Milano. She also studied literature at the University of Genova, and worked as an actress in theater and film productions. In 2005 she moved to Berlin. Her first film, “Bye Bye Berlusconi“ which she wrote and acted in, was shown at Berlinale in 2006. “The Chair's Game“ is her fiction feature debut.

Film Selection: Reise nach Jerusalem (The Chair's Game, 2018) - Reise nach Jerusalem (The Chair's Game, 2011, short)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2019
Lucia Chiarla
Germany 2018
118 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Lucia Chiarla
Cinematography Ralf Noack, Steve Scholl
Editing Aletta von Vietinghoff
Sound/Sounddesign Dmitriy Petrovski, Rico Prauss
Music Tobias Vethake
With Eva Löbau, Veronika Nowag-Jones, Axel Werner, Beniamino Brogi, Julia Sophie Mink, Constanze Priester, Christian Schmidt, Nils Schulz
Producer(s) Giulio Baraldi, Lorenzo Baraldi, Claudine Castay
Kess Film, Schiwago Film, Camelot Berlin
World Sales
Slingshot Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere