Documentary Film, AT/DE 2019, Farbe, 117 min., OmeU
Director, Camera: Erwin Wagenhofer
Script: Erwin Wagenhofer, Sabine Kriechbaum
Cast: Erwin Thoma, Lucia Pulido, Mario Rom, Kenny Werner, Barbara und Erich Graf, Kamla Devi, Bunker Roy, Jetsun Pema, Dalai Lama
Editor: Jamin Benazzouz, Monika Schindler, Erwin Wagenhofer
Location Sound: Felix Rauchwarter, Alex Schlögel
Music: Mario Rom's Interzone, Kenny Werner, Lucia Pulido
Sounddesign: Daniel Weis
Producers: Sabine Kriechbaum, Peter Rommel, Erwin Wagenhofer
Production: Imagine Film Cooperation
Co-production: Rommel Film (DE)
The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In Erwin Wagenhofer’s But Beautiful, Erich Graf, who together with his wife has established a permaculture farm on La Palma, says, “A seriously ill patient, can we still squeeze something out of it?” The seriously ill patient in question is planet Earth—but also just as much, its inhabitants. Wagenhofer shows people who no longer want to squeeze out something—from themselves or others. But Beautiful gives testimony to their concepts of life, far away from consumption and instant gratification.