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

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Innovative Cinema Short, AT/DE 2019, Farbe, 9 min., eOF
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Helen Hideko
Cast: Bharati Kapadia, Kumaresan, Sravasti Banerjee
Sounddesign: Bernhard Zorzi
Additional Credits: Farbkorrektur: Lee Niederkofler
Producers: Steven‭ Swirko
Production: Filmakademie Wien


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

A green bird being devoured by ants, an elderly woman speaking in tongues, and a young man who is sent to kill a mystical creature. With powerfully hypnotic visuals and sound, this homage to Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky” gives rise to a fever dream version of Alice’s journey “through the looking glass” and into an uncanny “Wonderland” in the depths of the psyche.