Sophie Templer-Kuh, a Jewish woman born in 1916, learns late in life that her father is the Austrian anarchist and psychoanalyst Otto Gross. She then undertakes a search for her family’s history and her own past in Vienna, Graz, Berlin and the USA.
FIGURING OUT FATHER is not about finding, but about searching – searching for one’s identity and personal truth. The result is a film portrait of an unorthodox woman full of contradictions and wit, the story of whose life reflects the cultural and political upheaval in the 20th century.
Emily Artmann, Yvonne Loquens
Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Arek Gielnik, Dietmar Ratsch
Diagonale Graz 2008
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009
Documentary Film Festival Tranzyt, Poznan 2009