fbpx The Ground Beneath My Feet | Gene Siskel Film Center
23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

The Ground Beneath My Feet

Der Boden unter den Fussen

2019, Marie Kreutzer, Austria, 108 min.
With Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger

Show Times

  • Sun, Mar 8th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Mar 9th 7:30pm

“[A] quietly intense gem of a movie…it’s as 21st century as portrayals get, and it’s a knockout.”—Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“A powerful metaphor-driven fable…this is crafty, first-rank filmmaking.”—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

Vienna-born Lola (Pachner of A HIDDEN LIFE; EGON SCHIELE: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN) works a high-powered job as a consultant to struggling corporations. Driving relentlessly to excel while battling the insidious prejudice of sexist male colleagues, she finds her carefully crafted public image threatened by a family crisis and long-held secret. The news that her schizophrenic sister Conny (Hierzegger of WILD MOUSE) has attempted suicide sends her personal life as well as her career into a tailspin. Director Kreutzer cannily steers the film into thriller territory as Conny takes on the aspect of Lola’s deranged mirror image. Is Lola on the brink of genetically predestined breakdown herself, or is she being manipulated by her solicitous boss and lover? In German and English with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Strand Releasing. (BS)

Play Trailer