Why Not You

Category: feature
Director: Evi Romen
Producer: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Country: Austria, Belgium
Year: 2020
Length: 108'
Production Status: completed


The sensitive story of Mario (Thomas Prenn, Biohackers), a restless young dancer from a conservative village whose best friend Lenz (Noah Saavedra, And Tomorrow the Entire World) is killed in an attack on a gay bar in Rome. When tragedy strikes, Mario is forced to return to his narrow-minded South Tyrolean community. Romen's screenplay casts an eye on survivor guilt, homophobia and intolerance as Mario's search for answers leads to a chance reunion with Muslim friend Nadim (Josef Mohamed). Winner of the Golden Eye Award (Focus Competition) at Zurich 2020, Why Not You tackles timely issues and packs plenty of punch. (Sydney Film Festival 2021)

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