Lola appears to be perfect; she’s beautiful, works out and her career, which she is advancing with cleverness, efficiency and ruthless cunning, appears to be unstoppable. She applies a similarly disciplined approach when it comes to managing her private life. This means that nobody is allowed to know about the existence of her older sister Conny, who has been suffering from mental illness for a long time and who never leaves her apartment. But when Conny attempts to commit suicide, Lola searches for a way to be there for her. Marie Kreutzer’s portrait of the jet-setting Lola reveals that there is sometimes just a thin line separating polar opposites such as order and chaos, rise and fall – even for someone who thrives in a society fixated on achievement.
Marie Kreutzer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977 and studied screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. Her first feature length film, The Fatherless, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Special sidebar in 2011, receiving Special Mention for ‘Best First Feature‘. Her second film, Gruber is Leaving (2015), was nominated for the Austrian Film Award and won Special Mention as ‘Best Film‘ at the Zurich Film Festival. In 2016, her third feature film We Used to be Cool also premiered at the Zurich Film Festival in competition. After finalizing her first TV movie Emergency Lies starring Josef Hader in 2017, The Ground Beneath My Feet is Marie Kreutzer’s newest feature film as a writer and director which premiered in the Competition of the 69th International Film Festival Berlin 2019.