“Women make tougher films!” Ever since cult director Kira Muratova gave this thought to the young filmmaker Isa Willinger at the beginning of her film career, it has been stuck with her. How come, since “female” tends to be equated with “empathic” and “sensitive”?
With this film Willinger sets out on a journey to the great female directors of our time. She meets world-famous directing legends as well as newcomers and radical pioneers. It becomes clear that the cinema screen is a projection space for real social problems and power relations. The question NO MERCY raises goes deep: Where do we really stand today in terms of women, men and power?
ca. 90 min.
written & directed by
director of photography
A co-production with:
Tondowski Films (GER)
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
ORF Film TV Agreement