Why Not You? (Hochwald)

Friday March 12th 2021, 7:00 pm

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Runtime: 106 mins

Language: German and Italian w/ English Subtitles

Director: Evi Romen

Country: Austria, 2020

Genre: Drama, Gay

STREAMING March 12th - March 21st

Known by everybody in his small South Tyrolean home village, the somewhat odd and sensitive Mario loves to dance. Tolerated, but with a critical eye, by his fellow villagers, his true ally is his father. When Mario bumps into his childhood friend Lenz at a village festival, old memories and feelings rise to the surface. Having left village life behind, Lenz now lives as an actor in Rome. When he leaves again, Mario immediately decides to follow him to the Italian capital. Here they meet in a gay bar, and Mario becomes painfully aware that Lenz hasn’t necessarily been waiting for him. When armed men suddenly rush in and panic breaks out, it’s already too late: Lenz falls victim to the attack and Mario escapes unharmed. Back in South Tyrol, his life takes a drastic turn. Director Evi Romen has succeeded in creating a resonating drama around the question: why him – and not me?



Honors -

AWARD WINNER - Best Film in Focus - Zurich Film Festival


Honors -

NOMINATED - Best Feature Film - Torino Film Festival