Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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MATCHSTICKMAN
Short Documentary Film, AT 2021, Farbe, 25 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2022

Director, Script: Katharina Kastner
Cast: Hans Peter Hettich
Camera: Philipp Kerber
Editor: Kasia Boniecka
Location Sound: Michael Jellasitz
Sounddesign: Lancelot Hervé-Mignucci
Producers: Katharina Kastner
Production: Katharina Kastner

 

HP Hettich roams the streets of Vienna, his gaze directed down at the ground. He is in search of the objects that his artworks are made of: matchsticks, carelessly tossed, lying between cracks, and in front of the entrances to buildings. Katharina Kastner filmed Hettich in 2014, one year before his death. Arising is a sensitive portrait of a latecomer to the arts.