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

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Macondo
Feature Film, AT 2014, Farbe, 98 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script: Sudabeh Mortezai
Cast: Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva, Rosa Minkailova, Iman Nasuhanowa, Askhab Umaev u.a.
Camera: Klemens Hufnagl
Editor: Oliver Neumann
Location Sound: Atanas Tcholakov
Sounddesign: Atanas Tcholakov
Production Design: Julia Libiseller
Costumes: Carola Pizzini
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser
Production: FreibeuterFilm

 

Macondo follows eleven-year-old Ramasan through the eponymous Viennese housing estate for people who have been granted asylum: playing soccer, doing the foolish things kids do, and in the midst of his family, where he has taken the place of his fallen father in accordance with Chechen tradition. When contemplative Isa increasingly offers herself as an adult symbol of integration, Ramasan is put to a hard test: Coming-of-Age under precarious conditions—a refugee story with an insider perspective.