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

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Im engsten Kreis
Short Film, AT 2021, Farbe, 30 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script: Julia Reiter
Cast: Marlene Hauser, Teresa Schwind, Kathrin Resetarits
Camera: Sophia Wiegele
Editor: Samira Ghahremani
Sounddesign: Joseph Nikolussi, Moritz Heidegger
Additional Credits: Sound recording: Joseph Mittermeier, Flora Rajakowitsch, Vinzenz Landl Productiondesign: Ashley Johnson Farbkorrektur: Dimitri Aschwanden Titledesign: Jonathan Ho
Producers: Shoshana R. Stark
Production: Filmakademie Wien


At a horse ranch, a young woman is asked to introduce her new colleague to the work. Increasingly, she is confronted with her own inadequacies. Without many great words and staged in a nuanced 4:3 image, the film moves in circles with its protagonist—around communication difficulties, competition, and the fear of getting left behind.