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

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Das Kind in der Schachtel
Documentary Film, AT 2014, Farbe, 90 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2014

Director, Script: Gloria Dürnberger
Cast: mit: Gloria Dürnberger, Margarete Dürnberger
Camera: Leena Koppe
Editor: Natalie Schwager
Location Sound: Laura Endres
Music: Martin Klein
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser
Production: NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion


This is the story of a mother who is diagnosed with schizophrenia shortly before the birth of her child. It is also the story of a child taken in by a foster family, but not knowing for how long. Thirty years later the child, now an adult, takes responsibility for the woman that calls herself her mother. How is it possible to be connected to a person that you’ve never spent more than two hours with at a time, and when you don’t even have a single photo of the two of you together? (Production note)