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«BRACE FOR IMPACT» by Leni Gruber


Director: Leni Gruber
Camera: Angelika Spangel

For the new festival trailer CROSSING EUROPE could win over the young filmmaker Leni Gruber (*1991) from Wels. The two time award winner at CROSSING EUROPE – 2018 for her short film SCHNEEMANN (AT 2018) and 2016 for the music video WÖSSIDE – WÖS RAP REC (AT 2015) – has been studying screen writing and dramaturgy at the film academy in Vienna. Next to her own work as a director and screen writer, she has also been successful as producer, e.g with the documentary SAND UND BLUT (AT 2017) by Matthias Krepp and Angelika Spangel, which was shown at multiple international festivals. In 2017 Leni Gruber was awarded the grant for screen writing by the Literar Mechana.

Brace for impact! The commands from flights attendants are insistent and cannot be misunderstood. Emergency! Open your seatbelts! Put on your life jacket! Out! Forward! Thick fog seeps into the cabin. There is no more time to think things over. – In this year’s CROSSING EUROPE trailer Leni Gruber accompanies participants in a training for flight safety and shows a simulated crash landing in documentary footage. Rehearsal for emergency.

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