SARGIS - DAS LEBEN IST SO EINE SACHE / Sargis - Such Is Life
SARGIS – Such Is Life tells the story of Sargis Martirosyan, Austria’s best weightlifter. For years he had to watch other athletes on TV win medals he could have won. But as exceptional as his talent was, and as promising as his future appeared, he wasn’t given the opportunity. His request for asylum was refused and his application for “citizenship in the interests of the Republic of Austria” was not processed for several years. His career and the fulfillment of his dreams dwindled inexorably. But now, in the twilight of his career, he goes all-in to make his dream come true and get Austria’s first podium finish in 34 years.
Born and raised in Vienna. From 2008 to 2013 he studied writing and directing at filmcollege Wien. His graduation film “ALONE” stars Florian Teichtmeister, Simon Schwarz and Hilde Dalik. “SARGIS – Such Is Life” is his first feature film. In his early youth he participated successfully in weightlifting competitions.
Films Selection: SARGIS – Das Leben ist so eine Sache (SARGIS – Such Is Life, 2018, doc) — ALLEIN (ALONE, 2013, doc)
DCP / color
German / Armenian
- Georg Weiss, Martin Winter
- Sebastian Schreiner
- Markus Ortner
- Stefan Langthaler
Weltpremiere / World Premiere