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

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Kopie aus dem Bundesarchiv
Short Documentary Film, AT 2015, Farbe, 3 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2016

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Fridolin Schönwiese
Additional Credits: Stimme: William Ndombasi, Produktionsassistenz: Elisabeth Streit
Producers: Fridolin Schönwiese
Production: Fridolin Schoenwiese

 

Amateur 8-mm recordings of an idyllic family scene in pristine nature, montaged with fragments of a document from the German federal archive. An official letter read in Styrian dialect shifts the family into a new light. A critical confrontation with social mechanisms of legitimation — and with illusions of a holy world, which Hitler’s reign only seemingly left unaffected.