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

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Soft Palate
Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2011, Farbe, 4 min., ohne Dialog
Diagonale 2011

Director: Martin Arnold
Script: Konzept & Realisation: Martin Arnold
Producers: Martin Arnold


A drawn hand with four fingers: Mickey Mouse. Well-known, yet unfamiliar, distorted. The hand fumbles, the hand rubs. The rest of the body remains black at first. Then comes the mouth, wide open. It snores, it whistles – almost obscene: Martin Arnold dismantled the otherwise daunting, well-oiled machine of Mickey into a trampling loop. By doing so, he just might have robbed the tame cartoon icon of its innocence.

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