Mountain Blood (Bergblut)


Year: 2010
Run Time: 122 minutes

The scene is Tyrol during the Napoleonic Wars, 1806-1810. Following its defeat by Napoleon in 1805, Austria is forced to cede Tyrol to the Kingdom of Bavaria. Tyrol's economic decline and its religious reforms under Bavarian rule lead to a growing conflict between the proud Tyrolean population and the Bavarian authorities. It's the spring of 1809 and Katharina, a young wealthy Bavarian from Augsburg, is newly wed to Tyrolean woodworker Franz. When Franz accidentally kills a French soldier, the couple must retreat to Franz's homeland. She's afforded no welcome there from his rough mountain-dwelling family. And soon Franz and his brothers are caught up in the spirit of revolution led by insurgent Andreas Hofer, who calls young Tyroleans to war against their oppressors. Now Katharina is left to fend for herself in a harsh community with unrelenting standards. Against all odds, the Tyroleans are victorious. But Katharina and the village priest know their revolutionary euphoria can't last… MOUNTAIN BLOOD is a turbulent historical drama of passion and resistance, featuring the stark beauty of the wild Tyrolean Alps. (In Tyrolean and Bavarian German dialects with subtitles) –B.B.

CIFF35 Screenings

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Philipp J. Pamer

Florian Reimann

Philipp J. Pamer

Namche Okon

Katrin Reichwald

Principal Cast
Inga Birkenfeld, Wolfgang Menardi, Verena Plangger, Anton Algrang

Director Bio
Philipp J. Pamer was born in 1985 in Meran, Italy and grew up in a mountain village in Southern Tyrol. He was one of the youngest directing students admitted to Munich's Television and Film Academy in 2005. MOUNTAIN BLOOD began as a production of the Academy before attracting international partners and winning the prize for most popular film at the Munich Film Festival in 2010.

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