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

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Aus einem nahen Land
Documentary Film, AT 2015, Farbe, 80 min.
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Manfred Neuwirth
Location Sound: Dariusz Kowalski, Tim Oppermann
Music: Christian Fennesz
Producers: Manfred Neuwirth
Production: loop media
Co-production: Medienwerkstatt Wien

 

The film is set in Kritzendorf and its surroundings, a small community on the Danube northwest of Vienna. The Vitovec family, the filmmaker’s neighbors, earn their living from winegrowing. Hard work. Manfred Neuwirth investigates terrain familiar to him, yet some of the images from Aus einem nahen Land seem so unreal, as though they were science fiction: An experimental documentary film in twenty-four shots. (Production notes)