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

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Die Geträumten
Feature Film, AT 2016, Farbe, 89 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2016

Director: Ruth Beckermann
Script: Ruth Beckermann, Ina Hartwig
Cast: Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp
Camera: Johannes Hammel
Editor: Dieter Pichler
Location Sound: Georg Misch
Additional Credits: Casting: Lisa Òlah, Produktionsleitung: Hanne Lassl
Producers: Ruth Beckermann
Production: Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion

 

Two young actors: Anja Plaschg and Laurence Rupp. They meet at a broadcast studio to read the letters that Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan wrote to one another from the time they met in postwar Vienna until Celan’s suicide in 1971. The volatile feelings in the letters — intoxication and fear of loss, delight, and terror, closeness, and otherness — flow over to the actors. A film about love back then and love today, hovering between enactment and documentation.