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

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Short Film, AT 2015, Farbe, 42 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script: Sebastian Schmidl
Cast: Andreas Kiendl, Anna Rot, Hannes Thanheiser, Andreas Patton, Melanie Mezzina
Camera: Georg Weiss
Editor: Lisa Geretschläger
Location Sound: Markus Ortner
Sounddesign: Tong Zhang
Production Design: Simone Ehegartner
Costumes: Victoria Herbig
Producers: Alexandra Makarová Koproduzenten: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski
Production: Geretschläger-Makarová-Schmidl-Weiss
Co-production: Soleil Film


Tamara and Hans spend the weekend together under one roof for the last time. On Monday, she will move out and no longer return. Their togetherness is shaped by speechlessness and oppressive tension. But also by intimacy and a latent desire for what was. Liebling contradicts the black-and-white logics of conventional stories of separation and portrays a subtle, atmospheric picture. Breaking up hurts.