"Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Werner Prinz, Alexander Ebeert, 1999
"Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Gerhard Liebmann, Lars Rudolf, 1999
"Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Gerhard Liebmann, Lars Rudolf, 1999
"Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Piroska Szekely, 1999
"Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Christopher and Horst Buchholz, 1999
"Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Piroska Szekely, Christopher Buchholz, 1999
"Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Piroska Szekely, 1999
The shooting of "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Virgil Widrich, 1999
The shooting of "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", 1999
The shooting of "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Virgil Widrich, Christopher and Horst Buchholz, 1999
The shooting of "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Christopher Buchholz, Piroska Szekely, 1999
Story Board "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", 1999
The shooting of "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon", Piroska Szekely, 1999

Brighter than the Moon

Europe 2000, feature film, 35 mm, 1:1,85, Dolby Surround
Length: 88 min.

A moonstruck comedy about robbers and lovers. City of Salzburg's Screenplay Award 1997, award for Lars Rudolph (Festival Angers France), LVT-Subtitling Award (Festival Angers France).
YouTube: trailer
Link to film's website
Production Company: Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H.

Director and Producer: Virgil Widrich
Screenplay: Virgil Widrich, Enrico Jakob
Camera: Martin Putz
Production Manager: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Art Direction: Hannes Salat, Alexandra Maringer
Costume: Gerhard Fresacher, Alexandra Burgstaller
Editing: Veronika Mossböck
Sound: Eric Spitzer
Music: Alexander Zlamal
Cast: Christopher Buchholz, Lars Rudolph, Piroska Szekely, Gerhard Liebmann, Werner Prinz, Alexander Ebeert, Horst Buchholz
Supported by Vienna Film Fund, City of Salzburg, State of Salzburg

Events, film screenings: 63

14. March 2008 – 24. March 2008
Austrian Embassy Peking – Austrian Films 14. to 24.3.2008 – Woche der Francophonie – French Cultural Institute Peking
15. November 2004 – 19. November 2004
Kulturforum Peking "Deutschsprachige Filmtage"
14. March 2003 – 20. March 2003
Suchitra Bangalore International Film Festival
19. November 2002 – 24. November 2002
Österreich Filmtage in Antalya, Türkei
20. September 2002 – 26. September 2002
BMAA – 1. International Happy Days Film Festival – Istanbul
04. July 2002
"Brighter than the Moon/Heller als der Mond" at "ORF/Kunststücke", 2.7.2002 at 00:00, FS 1
28. May 2002 – 29. May 2002
BMAA – Österreichische Filmwoche Bratislava
27. May 2002 – 31. May 2002
Österreichische Filmwoche Pressburg
23. May 2002 – 31. May 2002
Festival Culturel Européen 2002, Algerien
10. May 2002 – 22. May 2002
EU Filmtage Tunis
27. February 2002 – 31. March 2002
Deutschsprachige Tage an der Universität Assiut
25. February 2002 – 02. March 2002
Filmfestival Dakar
12. November 2001 – 16. November 2001
UNESCO short film festival, Quito, Ecuador
24. September 2001 – 24. October 2001
Austrian Filmweek in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo
25. May 2001 – 03. June 2001
EU Filmfestival Bangkok, Thailand
04. May 2001 – 13. May 2001
EU Filmfestival Bukarest
05. April 2001 – 09. April 2001
Filmfestival "Young European Cinema" – Torun, Poland
27. March 2001 – 03. April 2001
Festival du film de Paris
08. November 2000 – 14. November 2000
Nantes, 3e Festival du Cinéma Allemand
01. November 2000 – 20. November 2000
Hong Kong 2000 Max
05. October 2000 – 15. October 2000
Budapest 2000 – 8th Titanic International Filmpresence Festival
15. September 2000 – 24. September 2000
Umea 2000, Sweden
08. September 2000
Theatrical release in Vienna at Votiv Kino, Cine Center and Flotten Kino
18. August 2000
Radio live broadcasting "Papageno", ORF Landesstudio Salzburg, Virgil Widrich in conversation with Eva Halus. 18.8.2000 from 17:00 to 17:30.
14. July 2000 – 24. July 2000
Lissabon 2000 Cinema
13. July 2000 – 21. July 2000
Puchon 2001 – International Fantastic Film Festival
05. April 2000
Costume fitting with Johannes Silberschneider at Lambert Hofer
21. January 2000 – 06. February 2000
"Heller als der Mond" premieres on 28.1.2000 at the Film Festival Rotterdam, scoops two prizes at the Angers Film Festival and is invited to 30 further film festivals.
13. October 1999
Reshoots with Piroska Szekely at Freyung in 1010 Vienna. Final completion of filming.
09. August 1999 – 11. September 1999
In the summer the shooting of the first feature film "Heller als der Mond" ("Brighter than the Moon") starts on a shoestring budget and with a very young team. The movie is produced and directed by Virgil Widrich and stars Piroska Szekely, Christopher Buchholz, Horst Buchholz and Lars Rudolph, among others. The film is finished at the end of the year.
07. August 1999
Reading of the script "Brighter than the Moon" with the actors in Andino, Münzwardeingasse 2, 1060 Vienna from 13 to 15.00.
28. July 1999 – 29. July 1999
Test shooting with the real full moon which, however, proves to be too fast.
07. March 1999
Test shooting of a scene in a finished set of the film "Nordrand" by Barbara Albert.
21. January 1998
Salzburg’s screenplay prize 1997 for "Heller als der Mond/Brighter than the Moon".
01. October 1997
After this excursion into the world of this interactive medium, renewal of work with linear story-telling: The screenplay "Heller als der Mond" ("Brighter than the Moon") is completed. The story of aliens – both domestic and foreign – is awarded Salzburg’s screenplay prize 1997.