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

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Short Film, AT 2013, Farbe, 10 min.
Diagonale 2014

Director, Script: Manuel Johns
Cast: Carola Pojer, Béla Baptiste
Camera: Carolina Steinbrecher
Editor: Jürgen Hackl
Location Sound: Nikola Jembrih
Music: Markus Zierhofer
Sounddesign: Sergey Martynyuk
Costumes: Sabina Hintermayer
Producers: Manuel Johns


It’s nighttime … a young woman is sound asleep, but her semi-conscious bliss doesn’t last long. REM promptly descends into a paranoid psychological chamber play, in which control and the loss of it are revealed in a gamut of insidious variations. A shocking miniature portrayal guaranteed to startle. From some dreams there is simply no waking up.

www.rem-shortfilm.com, www.manueljohns.com