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

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Abschied ein Leben lang
Documentary Film, AT 1999, Farbe, 91 min.
Diagonale 2012

Director, Script: Käthe Kratz
Cast: Anne Keleman, Curtis Brown, Gerda Lederer-Heim
Camera: Bernd Neuburger, Astrid Heubrandtner, Peter Freiß
Editor: Hubert Canaval
Location Sound: Joe Knauer
Music: Alexander Zelminsky, Erich Zeisl, Nurit Hirsch
Producers: Lukas Stepanik, Bernd Neuburger
Production: Extrafilm


Three former residents of Vienna return to the city where they were born. They are invited by the 'Lost Neighborhood' memorial project, part of which is the reconstruction of the façade of a synagogue destroyed 60 years ago. The stories told by these three emigrants are juxtaposed with images of this project, resulting in a dramatic, humorous and moving documentary of Jewish life in 1930s Vienna.

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