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Michaela Mandel

The Hungry Sisters, 13:24 min, Color, Stereo, Austria, 2016

Michaela Mandel studied fine art and cultural studies. She is based in Vienna and works as a director of experimental- and animation films. Since a few years her artistic animations are also integral parts of austrian art house movies.

There once was a mother of two daughters who lived in such abject poverty and desperation that she said to her girls: “I will need to slaughter you or we will all starve otherwise.” The sisters replied: “Dear Mother, we will go to bed and sleep and not wake up again.” And they lay down…