Persona non grata

Persona non grata

Antonin Svoboda, 2022
Synopsis

When her husband suddenly dies, former ski racer Andrea (58) is caught up in a completely different trauma. The neighbour takes advantage of her vulnerability and assaults her. The police say there is no hope of pressing charges. It's like when she was a teenager in the ski club: when she was raped, she knew that the powerful Austrian Ski Association was laying its protective hand over the perpetrator. But in the meantime, #MeToo has also reached Austria, media reports about sexual assaults in sports are increasing. And when the Ski Association does not want to know about the establishment of an ombudsman's office for abuse victims, Andrea goes public with her story. Afterwards, an avalanche of accusations and rejections hit her. Her parents and her pregnant daughter Sara (22) also react with incomprehension at first. However, voices of support are also raised and Sara slowly understands: what her mother is fighting for is a much bigger cause.

Production details
Director: Antonin Svoboda
Writer: Antonin Svoboda
Genre: Drama, Psychothriller
Production company: Albolina Film GmbH, Bozen
In coproduction with: Coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH, Wien
Funding type: Production
Funding sum: 400.000,00 €
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