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

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A Boy's Life
Documentary Film, AT 2023, Schwarzweiß, 96 min., eOmdU
Diagonale 2023

Director: Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer
Script: Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes
Cast: Daniel Chanoch
Camera: Christian Kermer
Editor: Christian Kermer
Location Sound: Felix Sturmberger, Jürgen Kloihofer
Sounddesign: Felix Sturmberger, Jürgen Kloihofer
Producers: Christian Krönes, Susanne Krönes, Florian Weigensamer
Production: Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH

 

Daniel Chanoch describes his perspective as that of an outsider—as someone who is different. The things he talks about are different, his memories are different. Chanoch is an Auschwitz survivor. After forty-four months in various concentration camps, he was liberated from Gunskirchen in 1945 at the age of twelve. Film material from the archive combines fragmentarily with recordings of Chanoch, a contemporary witness, and the memories of the individual ultimately become a fragment of a collective history.

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