by Paul-Julien Robert
A 2012, 93 min.
Cinematography: Klemens Hufnagl, Fritz Ofner
Dramaturgy & Editing: Oliver Neumann
Sound: Sebastian Meise, Oliver Neumann, Till Röllinghoff
Sound Editing: David Almeida-Ribeiro
Music: Walter Cikan, Marnix Veenenbos
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser
With kind support by: Innovative Film Austria, Vienna Film Fund, ORF Film/Ferseh-Abkommen
Vision du Reel 2013
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013
Dok.fest Munich 2013
Sarajevo Film Festival 2013
Kasseler Dokfest 2013
57. London Film Festival 2013 – Grierson Award
Duisburger Filmwoche 2013
Sevilla IFF 2013
Austrian Film Award 2014 – Best Documentary & Best Editing
New Horizons International Film Festival 2014
Astra Film Festival 2014
Communal property, free sexuality, dissolution of the nuclear family – these were the basic principles of the Friedrichshof, the largest commune in Europe founded by the Viennese Actionist Otto Mühl at the beginning of the 1970’s. In With(out) Family the director Paul-Julien Robert, who was born into this commune, embarks on a personal journey into his past. Including archive material made public for the first time in this film, the director confronts himself and his mother with the question “What is family?”
Born 1979 in Paris, he grew up in Austria and Switzerland.
1998 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, department of conceptual art and at the Berlin University of the Arts.
2003 receives his MA at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
2006 – Der Affe beisst, der Mensch erzieht – Short Film
2002 – Good morning sir – Short Film