Interview by Antonia Maria Abate for CINEBLOG.IT (in italian)
Ci abbiamo lavorato un po’, ma alla fine ci siamo riusciti. Che Soldate Jeannette fosse uno dei film che più ci ha colpito a Rotterdam è cosa nota a chi ci ha seguito nel corso del Festival. Ecco perché, già prima del premio assegnatogli dalla giuria (condiviso con altre tre pellicole), avevamo avvicinato Daniel Hoesl, ossia il regista.
Interview by Anne-Katrin Titze for EyeForFilm
Meeting up with Daniel Hoesl in a Manhattan café before he jets off to the Sundance Film Festival where his Soldate Jeannette is showing in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition category, we discuss working with director Ulrich Seidl, wildlife, the cost of eggs, and how Anna Karina in Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie watching Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Passion Of Jeanne D’Arc, becomes one with Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles to enter a new chapter in cinema history.
About Daniel Hoesls way of filmmaking (Austrian Film Commission, Karin Schiefer 19122012_english version)
Soladte Jeannette evokes three female characters from cinematic history: Jeanne d’Arc in the movie by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Nana Kleinfrankenheim in Jean-Luc Godards Vivre sa vie and Jeanne Dielmann by Chantal Ackermann. Have all three contributed to the idea for this movie, to the composition of both female characters?
Interview for Sundance Film Festival by Filmmakers Magazine Janurary 17th2013
It’s independent thinking that makes filmmaking independent. Let me tell you a story. In the village there’s one inn. And the owner’s name is Jim. Jim’s surprised when someone comes in. ‘Cause usually no one comes in. But that day Ava came in, drank some gin, and asked Jim for a room to sleep in. “What does it cost?” Ava asked. “50 bucks,” Jim said, and she gave it to him. And Jim stared at the note which he hadn’t seen for a while at the inn. He went for the key and showed her the way.
Interview by Robert Bell for Exclaim Magazine, Canada Dec 2012
Having worked in the independent film scene for over a decade, Austrian director Daniel Hoesl knows the ins and outs of the system and the demands of making a feature-length film. But being a very thoughtful, avant-garde thinker with a vision that differs from the current European status quo, his challenge to make Soldate Jeannette was exacerbated. Working with actor biographies to create a collaborative, organic film, this work of social significance comes from structured improvisation framed with a keen and deliberate photographic eye. The end result premieres at the Sundance Film Festival.