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

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FILM IST. a girl & a gun
Innovative Cinema, AT 2009, Farbe, 93 min.
Diagonale 2009

Director, Script, Editor: Gustav Deutsch
Music: Christian Fennesz, Martin Siewert, Burkhard Stangl, Olga Neuwirth, Lucia Pulido, Soap&Skin u.a.
Producers: Manfred Neuwirth
Production: loop media
Co-production: Nederlands Filmmuseum, Imperial War Museum, Filmarchiv Austria, Österreichisches Filmmuseum


The battle of the sexes – since the beginning of cinematography, the impetus and principle theme of media productions. Love and hate, eroticism and pornography, passion and violence ... Through the editing and montage of theme-specific film materials from the first four and a half decades of film history, Gustav Deutsch communicates new cross-genre correlations and highlights gender specific attitudes and ways of behaving, both in front of and behind the camera.