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

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KatharinaViktoria 2(021)
Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2021, Schwarzweiß, 1 min., stumm
Diagonale 2022

Director, Script, Editor: Viktoria Schmid
Camera: Marie Zahir
Additional Credits: Farbkorrektur: Susi Dollnig
Producers: Viktoria Schmid
Production: Viktoria Schmid

 

Two sisters in 960 individual 16mm images in rapid succession. Viktoria Schmidt subjects what one casually identifies as similarity to a cinematic acid test. The compound portrait of the sisters that arises reveals what each one needs to become the other and makes visible something that was only possible in the cinema for a long time: the original proximity of two people, two images. Magic!