Sábado 10 | 10:15 | LCE
S.10 | 10:15 | LCE
Mirrors 2023


Ludwig Wüst | 2018 | 103′
Departure Ludwig Wüst
A man leaves a woman, a woman leaves a man. Both meet for a short while. Great changes await them at the end of this journey.

Espejo de: I AM HERE!

Spanish Premiere

program information

Day: Saturday 10 Junio
Hora: 10:15
Sede: LCE
Departure Ludwig Wüst
Ficha técnica

Directed by
Ludwig Wüst

Written by
Ludwig Wüst

Produced by
Maja Savic and Ludwig Wüst

Klemens Koscher AAC

Line Producer
Thomas Hajnik

Camera Assistant
Axel Wolf Bierbaum

Tjandra Warsosumarto

Andreas Dauböck

Samuel Käppeli

Production Assistant
Astrid Krisch

With Claudia Martini, Ludwig Wüst

Supported by BKA – Innovative film, Stadt Wien MA7

Critical text

Where are we going? Where do we come from? The journey as a means of self-discovery is at the core of Ludwig Wüst’s films. Departure is the second film in the tetralogy Leaving Home, Coming Home, in which the Austrian addresses, through different stories and characters, issues of identity, home and displacement, both physical and emotional. In this kind of road movie, the paths of a man (played by the director himself) and a woman intertwine in this beautiful portrait of the passage through grief and pain. Characters who, although initially strangers, meet and find each other in – and through – each other over a single day. The beauty of the transitory is captured in long shots and panning shots in which Wüst uses his characteristic minimalist style, telling a story that, stripped of embellishments, is anchored in the purest naturalism. It is there that the film, like its characters, finds its truth: in the observation of the induvial, his inner psychology and his external relationships. Like floating ropes, this man and this woman cling to each other to stay on the surface, to try to understand themselves and to face an uncertain future. Unable to leave the pain behind they carry with them. Without ever being certain of their path: neither the one they have walked or the one they must follow. DANIELA URZOLA

Ludwig Wüst


Ludwig Wüst. Born in Bavaria, lives and works in Vienna since 1987. Studies from 1987 to 1990 in acting and singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 1990 director, author, actor. More than 40 productions for theater and opera in Vienna, Leipzig, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. Since 1999 filmmaker.

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Sábado 10 de Junio

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