Elefantenhaut (Elephant Skin)
Ulrike Putzer, Severin Fiala
Austria, 2009
35mm | 34min. | Colour | VOSC/VOSI

Production: Institut für Film und Fernsehen Filmakademie Wien
Distribution: Sixpackfilm (

Screenplay: Ulrike Putzer, Severin Fiala
Photography: Harald Traindl
Editor: Ulrike Putzer, Severin Fiala
Sound: Jakob Pretterhofer
Actors: Michael Thomas, Oliver Rosskopf, Elfriede Schatz, Waltraute Bartel, Natalija Baranova
A sharp, realistic social drama about Elfi, a middle-aged woman who has to look after her ailing mother. At a company party she meets Ricardo, a cover singer and Elvis impersonator. Although she's hoping for a little fun, everyday life soon catches up with her.
Ulrike Putzer (Vienna, 1982) has worked in a tattoo studio, as a dishwasher and as a cat-sitter. Since 2005 she has been studying at the Vienna Film Academy.
Severin Fiala (1985) works with the Red Cross and since 2005 has been studying at the Vienna Film Academy.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury & Honorable Mention of the Jury - Oberhausen Short Film Festival, 2009
Sao Paolo Short Film Festival, 2009
Vienna Independent Shorts, 2009