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

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Die Bewegung der Sterne
Short Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 13 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script: Jan Prazak
Cast: Ulrich Reinthaller, Lena Madsen, Rainer Doppler, Aaron Friesz, Martina Spitzer, Vivienne Causemann
Camera: Patrick Wally
Editor: Barbara Seidler
Location Sound: Markus Wittershagen
Sounddesign: Johannes Schellhorn
Production Design: Clemens Ritschka
Costumes: Joël Macher
Producers: Clara Bacher
Production: Filmakademie Wien

 

An act of violence endows seemingly harmless children’s book verses with an ambiguity powerful enough to outshine the mass media’s reports of atrocities — under the influence of a solar eclipse. Until the time has come, the camera accompanies eight-year-old Lena and her father wherever they go through an everyday life, whose emotional and technical disturbances enable dialogue about human beings and the cosmos — and at the same time, their relationship to one another.