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

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Tower House
Short Documentary Film, AT/JP 2013, Farbe, 62 min.
Diagonale 2014

Director, Script, Camera: Karl-Heinz Klopf
Editor: Tatia Skhirtladze
Location Sound: Nils Kirchhoff


The “Tower House,” built in Tokyo in 1966, and boasting a mere twenty square meters at its base, came to symbolize an urban lifestyle born of a symbiotic union with the metropolis. In the gentle swoon of the ever spiraling camera work, Karl­-Heinz Klopf takes us through the visionary concrete structure, while the off­-camera narration describes growing up in this home between Japanese tradition and a society in transition.


Screening am 19.3.: eOF, am 21.3.: dtOF

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