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

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Der schönste Tag
Documentary Film, AT 2021, Farbe, 112 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script: Fabian Eder
Cast: Aba Lewit, Heinz und Theo Krausz, Edith Walter und Valerie Schieder, Ines und Adrian Kluger, Hannah Lessing, Doron Rabinovici, Hannes Sulzenbacher u. a.
Camera: Astrid Heubrandtner, Richi Wagner, Carlo Hofmann
Editor: Esther Fischer
Location Sound: Stefan Rosensprung
Music: -
Sounddesign: Stefan Rosensprung
Production Design: Rudolf Czettel
Additional Credits: Produktionsleitung: Doris Leitner
Producers: Fabian Eder, Katharina Stemberger
Production: Backyard – Manufaktur für Film

 

On March 11, 1938, Austria became the first victim of national socialism—or in any case, that’s what was announced by an exhibition that opened in the memorial site Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1978 and closed forty years later. Der schönste Tag shows the struggle for a new concept, which at the same time, also poses the question of the Republic’s self-image. With his film, Fabian Eder enters a contorted panoptic of the narrative. What story should survive; how much honesty is acceptable?