Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Simple Whistles
Innovative Cinema Short, FR/AT 2020, Farbe, 11 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Editor: Marlies Pöschl
Script: Marlies Pöschl, Gaël Segalen, Marie Verhoeven & Dominique Clavier, Madeleine Do Esperito, Serge Godiot, Lucette Grenet, Hugues Moutarde, Huguette Thiebault
Camera: Emilien Awada
Location Sound: Sébastien Linsolas
Music: Gaël Segalen
Sounddesign: Peter Kutin
Producers: Marlies Pöschl, CAC Brétigny


Cold blue light on faces and torpid bodies. In the voice-over, the future vision of an old-age home. A breath, a hiss, a whistle. Poetry mixes with rhythmic choir performance and machine sounds, bodies start to move: encounter and communication with the surroundings—an escape from transparency.