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

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Thomas Bernhard – Drei Tage
Short Documentary Film, DE 1970, Schwarzweiß, 58 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2012

Director: Ferry Radax
Script: Ferry Radax, Yvonne Kölsch, Text: Thomas Bernhard
Cast: Thomas Bernhard
Camera: Michael Wingens (Film), Ferry Radax (Video)
Editor: Ferry Radax, Yvonne Kölsch
Producers: Günther Herbertz
Production: IFAGE-FIlm
Co-production: in Kooperation mit WDR


This portrait of the great Austrian writer combines a brilliant monologue delivered by Thomas Bernhard and the artful film work of Ferry Radax. The location chosen for three summer days is a park in Hamburg full of huge old trees. While sitting on a white bench, Bernhard talks about dark childhood memories, his youth, and his struggles with writing. A striking element is his high praise of obstacles as "material for the brain." (Brigitta Burger-Utzer)

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