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

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Documentary Film, AT 2013, Farbe, 80 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2013

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Judith Zdesar
Cast: mit: Franz Balassa
Sounddesign: Sergey Martynyuk
Additional Credits: Super-8mm-Kamera: Peter Zdesar
Producers: Judith Zdesar


Following the sudden death of his longtime wife, 83-year-old Franz decides to start anew and packs up his house into boxes. Granddaughter and filmmaker Judith Zdesar traces the pragmatism of the situation. Through subtle shifts, she lays bare the shock that underlies the matter-of-fact routine of moving. Vakuum is an intimate, unpretentious film and devoid of melancholy – an exploration of the process of letting go.

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