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

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Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2019, Schwarzweiß, 2 min., stumm
Diagonale 2020

Director, Camera: Friedl vom Gröller
Producers: Friedl vom Gröller


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Couples ballroom dancing, practicing steps rank and file. Lea Kalinna offside, dancing alone, in free movements. The closeup belongs to her—and she returns the gaze. The intense closeness of the solist and the apparatus flows into the hand camera’s unleashed dance. An ecstatic light-image-delirium, which sets body, world, and spirit in motion.