Festival of Austrian Film
March 19–24, 2019, Graz

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Wednesday, 14.03.
11:00, UCI Annenhof Saal 5
Friday, 16.03.
21:00, Schubertkino 2

Onkel Wanja

Feature Film, AT 2017, 134 min, 14.03. dOV / 16.03. OmeU

Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” transferred by Anna Martinetz into the 2010s: Rather than the forest, it is the bees that are dying; the Russian estate is somewhere in the Austrian lowlands; and it’s a collapse in the financial market that inspires an aged big banker, together with his wife, to leave the city in a hurry. The sublime plan: hide out at his brother-in-law Vanya’s remote estate—if it weren’t for the entire extended family, which quickly turns the cohabitation into an existential challenge. 

Director: Anna Martinetz
Script: Anna Martinetz
Cast: Martin Butzke, Korinna Krauss, Manuel Rubey, Wolfgang Hübsch, Julia Dietze, Michael Kranz, Katalin Zsigmondy, Marion Krawitz, Doris Buchrucker
Camera: Jakob Wiessner
Editor: Anna Martinetz
Location Sound: Martial Kuchelmeister
Music: Michael Kranz
Production Design: Anna Sophie Howoldt
Costumes: Anna Sophie Howoldt
Producers: Anna Martinetz, Toni Nottebohm
Production: NoMa Filmproduktion
Co-production: ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel