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

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Friday, 22.03.
13:30, UCI Annenhof Saal 6

Der Bauer zu Nathal

Documentary Film, AT 2018, 90 min, OmeU

Thomas Bernhard owned a Vierkanthof, a farmhouse arranged around a central courtyard, in the Upper-Austrian village of Ohlsdorf. The relationship of the inhabitants of the village to their most prominent fellow resident was ambivalent. While in his texts he continually railed against the provinces, Der Bauer zu Nathal lets the people of Ohlsdorf have a look at the writer. A complex confrontation with Bernhard’s role as crank, and the complex challenges for a small community forced to deal with a huge heritage. 

Director: Matthias Greuling, David Baldinger
Script: David Baldinger, Matthias Greuling
Camera: Matthias Greuling
Editor: Matthias Greuling, David Baldinger
Producers: Matthias Greuling
Production: Matthias Greuling Filmproduktion
Co-production: Belvedere Film (US)