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

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Verschwinden / Izginjanje
Documentary Film, AT/SI 2022, Farbe+SW, 99 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2022

Director, Script: Andrina Mračnikar
Camera: Judith Benedikt
Editor: Gerhard Daurer
Location Sound: Bertram Knappitsch, William E. Franck, Andreas Hamza
Producers: Jürgen Karasek, Danijel Hočevar
Production: Soleil Film
Co-production: Vertigo (SI)

 

Roughly ninety percent of the inhabitants in southern Carinthia spoke Slovenian prior to 1910. The average percentage today is in the single digits. In her essayistic documentary, Andrina Mračnikar gives a personal shape to a highly political urgency. What happens when a first language is taken from daily life? What must politics do to counter the disappearance of a language whose protection is established in the constitution?