"With her debut feature, 29-year-old Jessica Hausner has become, like Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl, a director intent on finding a secret theatre of horror behind the rituals of gemutlich middle-class family life in Austria."
Sobre o filme
"Shot on digital video with a non-professional cast, Lovely Rita intelligently conveys the stifling nature of Rita's home and educational environments, and benefits from refusing to spell out character motivations. Newcomer Osika's subtle and often wordless central performance, meanwhile, seals the film's success."
"Osika is perfect as Rita, half-child, half-woman, but then Hausner's cool, compassionate, naturalistic script, reminiscent of early Fassbinder, gives her plenty to play with."