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

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Text II
Innovative Cinema Short, AT 1964, Schwarzweiß, 3 min.
Diagonale 2014

Director: Marc Adrian


Via sounds, letters, and images the five films in this program weave a double-breasted suit. They indicate the “essential” qualities of the medium itself (while happily foregoing one or the other in the process). As a group, they also suggest what “Austrianness” might mean. At the same time, they negate this very idea by emphasizing the constructedness of any kind of “…ness” (national, mental, aesthetic).

Introduction: Alejandro Bachmann

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