Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom

Film Masterclass with Jessica Hausner

04/06/2021 - 18:05
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Masterclass with Jessica Hausner

European Union Delegation to the UK in partnership with EUNIC London and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) hosted a masterclass with the acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner.

The masterclass took place online on Monday 7 June and was moderated by Danny Leigh (Chief Film Writer at the Financial Times and previously senior curator of fiction in the BFI National Archive 2017-19). Please watch the recording of the Masterclass on EUNIC London YouTube.

A retrospective of films by Jessica Hausner will be available to watch for free from Friday 18 to Tuesday 22 June. The showcase includes two short films Flora (1995) and Inter-View (1999) and two feature films Lovely Rita (2001) and Hotel (2004).

To access the films:

Please note:

  • You need to have a vimeo account in order to be able to watch the films.
  • The films will be available to watch  only for 48hrs ONLY within the UK. The first two short films (Flora and Inter-View) will be released on the 18th June at 5pm, followed  by Hotel on the 19th June and Lovely Rita on the 20th June.
  • All films have English subtitles  (please click the “cc” button at the right bottom of vimeo toolbar to activate them).


Jessica Hausner is undoubtedly one of the most inventive and surprising filmmakers in European cinema. She began her career with the short film Flora in 1996, which won the ‘Leopard of Tomorrow’ at the Locarno Festival. Inter-view, her graduation film at the Filmacademy Vienna, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. Two years later, Lovely Rita, her first feature film, was presented in ‘Un Certain Regard’ at the Cannes Film Festival before being distributed in twenty territories. Her second feature film Hotel was again selected in ‘Un Certain Regard’ in 2004. Her next film Lourdes had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2009 in International Competition where it won the ‘FIPRESCI Prize’, followed by many other prizes, such as the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud. Her 2014 film Amour Fou was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. "Little Joe" is Hausner’s latest film (2019).

The Masterclass was organised as part of In Short, Europe: Happy Together Short Film Festival, which took place online from 7-16 May 2021 - more information here.

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