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April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Sonne halt!
Innovative Cinema Short, AT 1959-62, Schwarzweiß, 26 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2012

Director, Camera, Editor: Ferry Radax
Script: Ferry Radax, Konrad Bayer
Cast: Konrad Bayer, Ingrid Schuppan, Suzanne Hockenjos, Alberto Jolly
Producers: Ferry Radax


Sonne halt! has been the benchmark and crown jewel of Austrian avant-garde filmmaking. A surreal labyrinth with the leading role played by Konrad Bayer as the dandy and sailor. Filmed in Monterosso al Mare in the Cinque Terre in the winter of 1959 with a hand-cranked camera. The sheer precision of the sound and picture editing is remarkable.

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