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The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL) is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world. rates this festival in the top 10

The 2017 Festival edition will run August 24 - September 4

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MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with DOINA WEBER The Last Dance


(Video by Leopoldo Soto)


2014, Colour, Austria, World Competition 



Production Team

Director : Houchang Allahyari

Screenwriter : Houchang Allahyari, Daniel Kundi, August Staudenm

Cinematographer : Peter Roehsler

Editor : Michaela Muellner

Cast : Emi Mangold, Daniel Straesser, Doina Weber, Marion Mitterhammer, Fritz Karl, Ines Kratzmüller, Marie-Therese Lind

Music : Erdem Tunakan

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Houchang Allahyari, Allahyari Filmproduktion, Brandstaette 5/4, 1010 Vienne (Autriche), tél.: (+43-699) 1040 29 01,




Julia Ecker, a patient in the geriatic ward of a psychiatric clinic, develops a deep affection and sympathy, even love, for her new male nurse. The relationship can be precarious. 



Born in Tehran, Iran in 1941, Houchang Allahyari has lived and worked in Austria for over three decades, both as a practicing psychiatrist and as a writer-director. His filmography includes I Like to Be in America (1981), PASOLINI STAGES HIS DEATH 1985), BORDERLINE (1989), MEATGRINDER (1990), I LOVE VIENNA (1991), FEAR OF HEIGHTS (1994), DEADLY LOVE (!995), BLACK FLAMINGOS (1998), BORN IN ABSURDISTAN (1999, shown at the MWFF) and TARANTINO (2013, doc.) 


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About The Montreal World Film Festival

Losique Serge

The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL)is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world.
2015 Coverage  includes 120 articles and interviews with winning producers and directors. It was provided by Musivision Films, Laurie Gordon Musivision (video interview), Tom Llewellin, Ken Fernandez,  Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic and Bruno Chatelin


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