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

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Sing and Cry, Cry and Sing
Short Documentary Film, AT 2021, Farbe, 43 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2022

Director: Manu Luksch
Script: Manu Luksch
Camera: Filip Drozdz, Christian Haake
Editor: Manu Luksch
Sounddesign: Mukul Patel
Producers: Mathias Forberg, Manu Luksch

 

A vivid portrait looking back at an arbitrary solitary confinement: Artur Ligęska is first fitness coach and confidant of a member of one of Abu Dhabi’s ruling families, but then falls in their disfavor and is held in prison. Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor’s warm voice echoing from the next cell suspends the torture for a moment and offers friendship, singing as well as crying.