Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Feature Film, AT 1999, Farbe, 106 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Barbara Albert
Cast: Nina Proll, Edita Malovcic, Tudor Chirilá, Astrit Alihajdaraj, Michael Tanczos
Camera: Christine A. Maier
Editor: Monika Willi
Location Sound: Bernhard Weirather, Andreas Kopriva
Producers: Erich Lackner, Martin Hagemann, Rolf Schmid
Production: Lotus-Film
Co-production: Fama Film AG, Zero Film


At the turn of the century, with Sonnenflecken and mainly Nordrand, Barbara Albert established the seminal elements of a new cinema: female, shaped by poetic realism. In Sonnenflecken, two young women live with a young girl on the fringes of the city. In Nordrand, Vienna becomes a place where new nomads of the twenty-first century meet: for the promise of a new start, new and diverse lifestyles. The city becomes a symbolic site of desire for a generation for whom national borders, language, ethnic affiliation, and gender should no longer present barriers.