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

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Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2015, Farbe, 3 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2016

Director, Script: Meinhard Rauchensteiner
Camera: Daniel Zimmermann
Editor: Daniel Zimmermann
Additional Credits: Gedicht: Rainer Maria Rilke, Stimme: Meinhard Rauchensteiner, Sprechendes Monster: Nici 37526
Producers: Daniel Zimmermann
Production: dz-productions


A teacher tries to teach a stuffed animal the poem “Autumn” by Rainer Maria Rilke. During this attempt, the stuffed animal gains its own, purely linguistically mediated personality. It follows the text, fails, refuses, protests. The teacher also shouts, ingratiates himself, hollers. An absurd pedagogy en miniature. (Meinhard Rauchensteiner)