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April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Short Film, AT 2009, Farbe, 12 min., eOF
Diagonale 2010

Director, Script: Christoph Rainer
Cast: Vito Baumüller Sam Baumüller Milie Baumüller Thomas Mraz
Camera: Felix Striegel
Editor: Fabian Rüdisser
Location Sound: Hannes Plattmeier
Producers: Diego Breit


Two frightend boys locked in the dark of a cellar. The father is an unseen threatening presence. The reason for this horror and the extent of it can only be guessed at – Catafalque is ambiguous in its subject and its visuals. The audience is literally left in the dark, the dark of the basement; the children’s hiding place and simultaneously their jail. The soundtrack is the only constant witness – absolutely unambiguous and yet unclear.

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