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

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Onkel Wanja
Feature Film, AT 2017, Farbe, 134 min., 14.03. dOV / 16.03. OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script, Editor: Anna Martinetz
Cast: Martin Butzke, Korinna Krauss, Manuel Rubey, Wolfgang Hübsch, Julia Dietze, Michael Kranz, Katalin Zsigmondy, Marion Krawitz, Doris Buchrucker
Camera: Jakob Wiessner
Location Sound: Martial Kuchelmeister
Music: Michael Kranz
Production Design: Anna Sophie Howoldt
Costumes: Anna Sophie Howoldt
Producers: Anna Martinetz, Toni Nottebohm
Production: NoMa Filmproduktion
Co-production: ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel


Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” transferred by Anna Martinetz into the 2010s: Rather than the forest, it is the bees that are dying; the Russian estate is somewhere in the Austrian lowlands; and it’s a collapse in the financial market that inspires an aged big banker, together with his wife, to leave the city in a hurry. The sublime plan: hide out at his brother-in-law Vanya’s remote estate—if it weren’t for the entire extended family, which quickly turns the cohabitation into an existential challenge.

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