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

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Ars Moriendi oder die Kunst des Lebens
Short Documentary Film, DE 2018, Farbe, 30 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Location Sound: Kristina Schranz
Script: Kristina Schranz, Caroline Spreitzenbart
Cast: Rosemarie Achenbach
Camera: Caroline Spreitzenbart
Editor: Gaby Kull-Neujahr (bfs)
Additional Credits: Producer: Marie Freund Mischung: Gerhard Auer Color Grading: Jürgen Pertack
Producers: HFF München
Production: HFF München


Rosemarie Achenbach is 93 years old; she’s writing a doctoral dissertation on the philosophy of death. Nonetheless, this portrait is not a film about the beginning or the end, but instead, about eman­cipation and self­-determined ways of defining what lies in between.