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

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Schöne Tage
Feature Film, AT 1981, Farbe, 148 min.
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script: Fritz Lehner
Cast: Andreas Umnig, Martin Fritz, Johann Woschitz, Veronika Dovjak, Josef Holister, Regina Maurer
Camera: Toni Peschke, Bernd Watzek
Music: Bert Breit


An idyllic life in the mountains — deconstructed: An amateur film made during World War II integrates mass-produced images of a life in harmony with nature into the shots that document a hike in the mountains. In Fritz Lehner’s Schöne Tage one finds a delicate resistance against a patriarchal system hiding its true face behind the idea of tradition in the child protagonist Franzi.