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

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Short Film, AT 2012, Farbe, 35 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2022

Director, Script: Florian Pochlatko
Cast: Michael Lackner, Kaja Zitter, Hans Kreuzmayr "Waterloo", Werner Herzog, Raphael Gruber
Camera: Serafin Spitzer
Editor: Roland Stöttinger
Location Sound: Simon Spitzer
Production Design: Dominique Wiesbauer, Kathrin Kemp
Costumes: Veronika Harb
Producers: Florian Pochlatko
Production: Filmakademie Wien


Rural life and intoxication. Melancholy and society. The fuel for it: alcohol. Ulrich Seidl’s provincial burlesque Der Ball meets Florian Pochlatko’s south Austrian teenage dirtbag short Erdbeerland. To start things off, an earlier rarely screened film by Rainer Frimmel, whose title describes the three films’ simultaneous tragedy, comedy, veracity, and desire: Che bella è la vita. An invitation to a Sentimental Journey.