Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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Abendland
Documentary Film, AT 2011, Farbe, 90 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2011

Director, Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Script: Maria Arlamovsky, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Editor: Wolfgang Widerhofer
Location Sound: Lea Saby, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Andreas Hamza, Lenka Mikulova, Ekkehard Baumung u.a.
Sounddesign: Daniel Fritz, Alexander Koller
Producers: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

 

A journey through contemporary Europe at night. People party, people are born, they work, love, and die. In deliberate slowness, Nikolaus Geyrhalter unfolds a visually stunning documentation of European reality. The bizarre and cruel, beautiful and peculiar can be seen here. A closer look, of course, reveals many flaws: wealth and democracy – the principles of the “Western World” – are what determine exclusion and exclusivity.