|Country of production||Austria|
|Age rating||JMK 12|
Philipp Weck ( Dor Film )
Ainoa is an Austrian science fiction film directed by Marco Kalantari . The film was made through a private initiative of the director and with the cooperation of hundreds of volunteers in four blocks over a period of five years.
The film takes place in the post-apocalyptic future of 2078, when the world is destroyed by nuclear war. This war was and is controlled by Ainoa , a robot girl who is hidden from the world in a maximum security prison . Ainoa was founded many years ago by Dr. Kerensky created for the government, which now still smugly rules the ruined world from a palace.
Kerensky, however, was aware of his mistake while he was still alive and retired with friends to a bunker deep underground so that his descendants, whom he calls “missionaries”, can survive the war there and perhaps correct his deed. He left a " prophecy " that guides the fortunes of the mission. In 2072, the mission, led by Kerensky's grandson Yuri, leaves the bunker to find Ainoa.
They break into the prison and free Ainoa, who later develops increasingly human feelings. Only Yuri survived the subsequent government attack, who escaped with Ainoa to his sister Kei, who left the mission years ago. Together they try to free the world from government rule.
The peculiarity of this film lies in its creation and implementation, which took place through the voluntary work of over 500 people. The film planned as a thesis for the Vienna Film Academy will be Austria's largest science fiction project after its completion.
Kalantari financed the shooting through sponsors, which he was able to win mainly in the Zwettl area , his native city, and through the income as an advertising director. Due to the size of the film, the shooting time was spread over several years and followed the principle of so-called “guerrilla filmmaking”, which Kalantari had promoted and which he had described in his diploma thesis.
The problematic shooting conditions affected the flow of the film, as the script had to be rewritten based on the availability of the main cast.
The film was shown for the first time in Austria on October 19, 2006.
The reactions to Ainoa were moderate on average. Many reviews attested the film turmoil, which was due to the difficult circumstances during the shooting. " The course of the plot seems a bit too frayed, too slow and cannot build up a real arc of tension, " it said on the Austrian website filmtipps.at. “ The visual, often spartan and cool-looking staging alone ” is worth seeing.
The film received the Special Jury Prize of the Stodhary Film Festival Kiev 2005 for portraying Verena Buratti . Ainoa was also represented at the following festivals and some were nominated for prizes:
- London Sci-Fi Film Festival 2005
- Fantastic Film Festival Lund 2005
- Sciencefictionplus Festival Trieste 2005
- Shanghai Film Festival 2005
- Copenhagen Film Festival 2005
- Ainoa in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Production design by Alexandra Maringer and Hannes Salat
- ↑ Age rating for Ainoa . Youth Media Commission .
- ↑ Ainoa - Sci Fi from Austria. (No longer available online.) Formerly in the original ; accessed in 2007 . ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )
- ↑ Ainoa: A film review without evaluation. October 19, 2006, accessed August 13, 2014 .
- ↑ Ainoa. Retrieved August 23, 2010 .