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

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Innovative Cinema Short, DE 2014, Farbe, 7 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script, Camera, Editor, Location Sound, Sounddesign: Benjamin Hassmann
Cast: Viki Kühn, David Reiber Otálora, Benjamin Hassmann
Costumes: Ilka Papenfuß
Producers: Benjamin Hassmann
Co-production: HFBK


Inspired by a baroque painting, Benjamin Hassmann re-stages “The Rape of Lucretia” in a film studio. The protagonist is a frame within whose borders the individual dramaturgical components of the image are reconstructed step-by-step; A re-enactment as reflection on the possibilities of image construction, narrative structure, and finally, the form of film.

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