Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Das Phantom der Erinnerung
Short Documentary Film, AT 2012, Farbe, 45 min.
Diagonale 2013

Director: Friedemann Derschmidt
Script: Friedemann Derschmidt, Karin Schneider, Ilana Shmueli
Camera: Oliver Schneider
Editor: Elke Groen
Location Sound: Volkmar Klien, Amir Boverman
Music: Volkmar Klien
Sounddesign: Laura Endres
Additional Credits: Produktion Phantombild: Marcus J. Carney
Producers: Kurt Mayer
Production: kurt mayer film


“What use is remembering?” asks Ilana Shmueli, poet and survivor of the Holocaust. By now it all sounds so trite, hardly bearable. Together with Friedemann Derschmidt, Shmueli embarks on a sweeping, meditative quest for meaning. In the composite sketch of a forgotten officer, they find a momentary surface of projection. The film as essay: Remembrance as a perpetual work in progress.