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

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...a car...
Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2010, Farbe, 8 min., eOF
Diagonale 2011

Director, Script, Cast: Carola Dertnig
Camera: Katharina Cibulka
Editor: Katharina Cibulka


“And a car over here, and a car over there.” Trapped in the “system parking garage,” Carola Dertnig seems to confirm crude clichés about women drivers. In a slapstick manner, she maneuvers her white Espace from one fender bender to the next. The motor dies, the entrance is too narrow, the door gets damaged. At the climax, Dertnig performs an acrobatic ballet with the gas hose, commented with a self recited car poem: “… and a filling pump over there ...”