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

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Wednesday, 20.03.
10:30, UCI Annenhof Saal 5
Saturday, 23.03.
17:45, Schubertkino 1

Refugee Lullaby

Documentary Film, AT/IL 2019, 73 min, 20.03. OmeU / 23.3. OmdU

Hans Breuer is an unusual character: he takes care of sheep and while doing so, sings Yiddish songs. For several months, the Israeli filmmaker Ronit Kertsner accompanies Austria’s last wandering shepherd as he turns up again and again at the Hungarian border in autumn of 2015 to support refugees. Refugee Lullaby is a film about an unusual way of living, moving encounters, and devoted solidarity. 

Director: Ronit Kertsner
Script: Ronit Kertsner
Cast: Hans Breuer, Verena Krausneker, Mingo Georgi, Louis Georgi, Rosa Breuer, Efe Turumtay, Nikola Zarić
Camera: Shalom Rufeisen, Jerzy Palacz
Editor: Ronit Kertsner
Location Sound: Johannes Bültermann, David Almeida-Ribeiro, Nora Czamler
Music: Hans Breuer
Sounddesign: Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Additional Credits: ProduzentInnen: Vincent Lucassen, Ebba Sinzinger, Ronit Kertsner Farbkorrektur: Andi Winter, Dima Lydkhov Mischung: Manuel Grandpierre
Producers: Ebba Sinzinger, Vincent Lucassen
Production: WILDart FILM
Co-production: Ronit Kertsner Productions