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

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Short Documentary Film, AT 2008, Farbe, 11 min.
Diagonale 2010

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Robert Schabus
Production: Robert Schabus // Film
Co-production: (produziert im Rahmen von Artists in Residence/ Schrattenberg/Hotel Pupik)


The petrol station as departure point and oasis, a positive vision of automotive travel. “The traffic brought the world to Unzmarkt,” an old woman can be heard saying from off screen. Her petrol station used to be the central port of call for motorists along the main road between Northern Austria and Italy. Robert Schabus juxtaposes the moving highpoint of transport with static camera work.

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