The Diagonale catalogue serves as a representative reference work and unique chronicle of Austrian film. In a preceding essay, for example, the kolik.film editorial team devotes the catalogue to cinema in times of the pandemic. The catalogue is published by Czernin Verlag and available here.
Yesmin, Bella, and Nati throw over their hijabs and film their playback performance to “Losing My Religion” with a smartphone. This results in thousands of clicks on YouTube; the three friends are now highly sought stars for festivals in, of all places, religious communities. This sets off a twisted culture clash between the girls; the sorrows of young twerkers. Kurdwin Ayub’s SONNE is the unprecedented film of its generation, urgently relevant in its form and content, the ironic deconstruction of all authenticity.
After its premiere at the Berlinale, the feature film will open the Festival of Austrian Film on 5 April and thus celebrate its Austrian premiere. More here.
This year’s Spotlight on series is devoted to the internationally acclaimed duo Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, who most recently received, among other awards, the Grand Diagonale Prize Documentary Film for Aufzeichnungen aus der Unterwelt, thus being honored for the fourth time in a main category of the festival. For Peter Schernhuber and Sebastian Höglinger, directors of the Diagonale, the realization of the film show is a labor of love, for which they were able to find an ideal partner in Camera Austria, which, parallel to and in co-production with the Diagonale’22, will be showing an extensive photo exhibition on Covi and Frimmel from March 18 to May 22. The film program will be screened from April 6 to 10 in the context of the 25th Diagonale in Graz and will be accompanied by in-depth talks with film journalist Bert Rebhandl. More here.
The Festival of Austrian Film will take place from April 5 to 10, 2022 and thus celebrates a joyous anniversary. The Diagonale will be held in Graz for the 25th time. The anniversary edition is planned as an on-site event.
In the framework of the Festival of Austrian Film, international juries award Austria’s most highly endowed film prizes. At the center of the multifaceted program is the film competition. With a mix of established and new names, it provides the opportunity to make unexpected discoveries and grasp the diversity and vibrancy of Austria’s current film landscape.
Here’s to brilliant days! The Festival of Austrian Film will take place from April 5 to 10, 2022 and thus celebrates a joyous anniversary. The Diagonale will be held in Graz for the 25th time. The whole team wishes you a pleasant holiday season and a wonderful start into the new year. See you soon in the cinema – we look forward to seeing you!
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