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

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Che bella è la vita
Innovative Cinema, AT 1997, 6 min., dOF
Diagonale 2022

Director: Rainer Frimmel


Rural life and intoxication. Melancholy and society. The fuel for it: alcohol. Ulrich Seidl’s provincial burlesque Der Ball meets Florian Pochlatko’s south Austrian teenage dirtbag short Erdbeerland. To start things off, an earlier rarely screened film by Rainer Frimmel, whose title describes the three films’ simultaneous tragedy, comedy, veracity, and desire: Che bella è la vita. An invitation to a Sentimental Journey.