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

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Varanasi City of Light
Documentary Film, AT 2015, Farbe, 96 min.
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script, Editor: Harald Aue
Camera: Michael Gartner
Sounddesign: Mike Plöderl
Production: Harald Aue


Varanasi, Hindu holy place on the Ganges. As silent observer, the camera melds into the cycle of daily life and peers behind the settings of a vibrant city, documenting its bustling everyday life in fragmentary episodes. In doing so, the set pieces come together as a portrait of an urban kaleidoscope in which the circular flow of life and death is omnipresent. An approach to a little known microcosm via small, poetic stories.

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