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

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Short Film, AT 2021, Farbe, 7 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2022

Director, Location Sound, Music, Sounddesign, Production Design, Costumes: Anton Spielmann
Script: Anton Spielmann, Gerhild Steinbuch
Cast: Maresi Riegner, Birte Schnöink, Lili Winderlich, Simon Frühwirth, Anton Spielmann, Mirco Kreibich, Valentin Postlmayr
Camera: Tom Otte
Editor: Tom Otte
Producers: Anton Spielmann
Production: Arobota+


Three lived realities meet on the split screen. A shared day, a shared image, but the characters remain speechless, cut off from the world and one another, trapped in tristesse and dark spaces. In Gift rapturous music and a narrator’s voice that revolves around entry into another world condense to a reflection on isolation, alienation, and escape from reality.