The Contest

THE CONTEST is a film about specific motives of two competitors, but also about so-called morality and ethical questions. In their interior monologues the competing figures reflect phenomena like greed, envy, power, seduction, desire and disappointment. The plot is based on the real story of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

Director's Biography
Michaela Schwentner, geb. 1970 in Linz, lebt und arbeitet in Wien. Lehrtätigkeiten am Institut für Experimentelle Gestaltung der Kunstuniversität Linz. // Filme (Auswahl): PENELOPE / IN THE SCENERY / REFLECTING / RELATIONS (2013; CE ’14), THE CONTEST (2014)
Local Artists 2015
Michaela Schwentner
Austria 2014
16 minutes